Desirable vs Appealing - What's the difference?

desirable | appealing |


As adjectives the difference between desirable and appealing

is that desirable is wanted while appealing is having appeal; attractive.

As a verb appealing is

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As a noun appealing is

the act of making an appeal.

desirable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Suitable]], worthy to be [[desire#Verb, desired.
  • *
  • With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get

    Antonyms

    * undesirable

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A thing that people want; something that is desirable.
  • There are plenty of desirables on display in the window.
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    appealing

    English

    Adjective

    (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

    Verb

    (head)
  • 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.

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