pleading

pleading
[[t]pli͟ːdɪŋ[/t]]
pleadings
1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A pleading expression or gesture shows someone that you want something very much.

...his pleading eyes.

...the pleading expression on her face...

Her voice was pleading.

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Derived words:
pleadingly ADV-GRADED ADV after v

He looked at me pleadingly.

2) N-UNCOUNT: also N in pl Pleading is asking someone for something you want very much, in an intense or emotional way.
See also special pleading

He simply ignored Sid's pleading.

...the pleadings of the poorer countries.

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English dictionary. 2008.

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