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appealing

adjective
     
ap‧peal‧ing
1 attractive or interesting [≠ unappealing]:
The city offers an appealing combination of sporting and cultural events.
It creates an atmosphere which visitors find so appealing.
2

appealing look/expression/voice etc

a look etc that shows that someone wants help or sympathy:
'Are you sure it's okay?' she said with an appealing smile.
appealingly adverb:
She looked appealingly at Ben.

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