Appealing vs Gracious - What's the difference?

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Appealing is a related term of gracious.

As adjectives the difference between appealing and gracious

is that appealing is having appeal; attractive while gracious is kind and warmly courteous.

As a verb appealing

is .

As a noun appealing

is the act of making an appeal.

As an interjection gracious is

expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.




(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.





    Alternative forms

    * gratious (obsolete)


    (en adjective)
  • kind and warmly courteous
  • tactful
  • compassionate
  • indulgent, charming and graceful
  • elegant and with good taste
  • benignant
  • Derived terms

    * graciousness * graciously


    (en interjection)
  • expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.