Seemly vs Appealing - What's the difference?

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Seemly is a related term of appealing.

As adjectives the difference between seemly and appealing

is that seemly is (of behavior) appropriate; suited to the occasion or purpose; becoming while appealing is having appeal; attractive.

As an adverb seemly

is appropriately, fittingly.

As a verb appealing is


As a noun appealing is

the act of making an appeal.




  • (of behavior) Appropriate; suited to the occasion or purpose; becoming.
  • His behavior was seemly , as befits a gentleman.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I am a woman, lacking wit / To make a seemly answer to such persons.
  • * Hooker
  • Suspense of judgment and exercise of charity were safer and seemlier for Christian men than the hot pursuit of these controversies.


    * apposite


    * unseemly

    Derived terms

    * * * seemliness


    (en adverb)
  • Appropriately, fittingly.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.i:
  • The great earthes wombe they open to the sky, / And with sad Cypresse seemely it embraue [...].




    (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.