Appealing vs Affable - What's the difference?

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Appealing is a related term of affable.

As adjectives the difference between appealing and affable

is that appealing is having appeal; attractive while affable is receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner; friendly, courteous, sociable.

As a verb appealing

is .

As a noun appealing

is the act of making an appeal.




(en adjective)
  • Having appeal; attractive.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Michael Riordan , title=Tackling Infinity , volume=100, issue=1, page=86 , magazine= citation , passage=Some of the most beautiful and thus appealing physical theories, including quantum electrodynamics and quantum gravity, have been dogged for decades by infinities that erupt when theorists try to prod their calculations into new domains. Getting rid of these nagging infinities has probably occupied far more effort than was spent in originating the theories.}}
  • *{{quote-news, year=2012
  • , date=September 7 , author=Dominic Fifield , title=England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=Those were all landmark moments to cherish. Just as appealing was the manner in which Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Milner cut swathes down either flank, albeit through flustered full-backs who had looked poorly positioned and horribly jittery from the start. }}

    Derived terms

    * appealingly


  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of making an appeal.
  • * 1866 , Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for independence
  • The fair creature abandoned her position, and in the midst of her bitter tears and pathetic appealings , which my sense of duty alone enabled me to resist, I bore my prisoner off.






    (en adjective)
  • Receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner; friendly, courteous, sociable.
  • * 1912 : James Burrill Angell, , chapter ix "Mission To The Ottoman Empire"
  • Furthermore, I may say, that the Sultan was always most affable to me in my interviews with him, even when I had to discuss some missionary questions. In fact, I never saw any traces of the difficulties which Mr. Terrell reported.
  • Mild; benign.
  • * 1998 : Alexia Maria Kosmider, Tricky Tribal Discourse , page 84
  • During more affable weather, the four friends congregate outside, sometimes leaning their hickory chairs against a "catapa" tree...


    * accessible, civil, complaisant, courteous, friendly, gracious * benign, mild, warm

    Derived terms

    * affability * affableness * affably