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 for appealing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Appeal \Ap*peal"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appealed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Appealing.] [OE. appelen, apelen, to appeal, accuse, OF.
     appeler, fr. L. appellare to approach, address, invoke,
     summon, call, name; akin to appellere to drive to; ad +
     pellere to drive. See Pulse, and cf. Peal.]
     1. (Law)
        (a) To make application for the removal of (a cause) from
            an inferior to a superior judge or court for a
            rehearing or review on account of alleged injustice or
            illegality in the trial below. We say, the cause was
            appealed from an inferior court.
        (b) To charge with a crime; to accuse; to institute a
            private criminal prosecution against for some heinous
            crime; as, to appeal a person of felony.
            [1913 Webster]
     2. To summon; to challenge. [Archaic]
        [1913 Webster]
              Man to man will I appeal the Norman to the lists.
                                                    --Sir W.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. To invoke. [Obs.] --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Appealing \Ap*peal"ing\, a.
     That appeals; imploring. -- Ap*peal"ing*ly, adv. --
     Ap*peal"ing*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: able to attract interest or draw favorable attention; "He
             added an appealing and memorable figure to popular
             American mythology"- Vincent Starrett; "an appealing
             sense of humor"; "the idea of having enough money to
             retire at fifty is very appealing" [ant: unappealing]
      2: (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or
         sympathetic feelings; "the sympathetic characters in the
         play" [syn: sympathetic, appealing, likeable,
         likable] [ant: unappealing, unlikable, unlikeable,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "appealing":
     achingly sweet, adjuratory, agreeable, agreeable-sounding,
     alluring, appetizing, ariose, arioso, attracting, attractive,
     begging, beguiling, beseeching, bewitching, blandishing, cajoling,
     canorous, cantabile, captivating, catching, catchy, charismatic,
     charming, coaxing, come-hither, coquettish, delightful, dulcet,
     enchanting, engaging, enravishing, enthralling, enticing,
     entrancing, entreating, euphonic, euphonious, euphonous, exciting,
     exotic, exquisite, fascinating, fetching, fine-toned, flirtatious,
     glamorous, golden, golden-tongued, golden-voiced, heart-robbing,
     honeyed, hypnotic, imploring, interesting, intriguing, inviting,
     irresistible, lovely, luxurious, melic, mellifluent, mellifluous,
     mellisonant, mellow, melodic, melodious, mesmeric, mouth-watering,
     music-flowing, music-like, musical, piquant, pleading, pleasant,
     pleasant-sounding, precative, precatory, prepossessing,
     provocative, provoquant, ravishing, rich, seducing, seductive,
     sensuous, silver-toned, silver-tongued, silver-voiced, silvery,
     singable, siren, sirenic, songful, songlike, sonorous,
     spellbinding, spellful, sweet, sweet-flowing, sweet-sounding,
     taking, tantalizing, teasing, tempting, thrilling, tickling,
     titillating, titillative, tunable, tuneful, voluptuous, winning,
     winsome, witching

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