Appealing vs Seductive - What's the difference?

appealing | seductive |


As adjectives the difference between appealing and seductive

is that appealing is having appeal; attractive while seductive is attractive, alluring, tempting.

As a verb appealing

is .

As a noun appealing

is the act of making an appeal.

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.

    Anagrams

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    seductive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Attractive, alluring, tempting.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=5, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite. There is something humiliating about it.

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "seductive" is often applied: woman, lady, girl, power, art, image, behavior, smile, dress, dance, tango, song, etc.