adj.1 holding your attentionVERBS▪ be▪ become▪ find sthADVERB▪ very▪ utterly▪ oddly, strangely▪
His eyes were strangely compelling.2 strong/convincingVERBS▪ beADVERB▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc.▪ equally▪
Equally compelling is data that suggests that antidepressants leave some people with no relief at all.▪ logically▪
There is no logically compelling argument to support their claims.
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compelling — adj: that compels: tending to demand action or to convince a compelling need for disclosure a compelling argument Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. compelling … Law dictionary
compelling — compelling, compulsive Both words involve a sense of strong urging and are derived from Latin compellere meaning ‘to drive on’. An activity or habit that is compulsive affects an individual in a way they cannot control (a near synonym is… … Modern English usage
compelling — [kəm pel′iŋ] adj. 1. that compels 2. irresistibly or keenly interesting, attractive, etc.; captivating [a compelling drama] compellingly adv … English World dictionary
compelling — c.1600, prp. adj. from COMPEL (Cf. compel). Meaning irresistible is from 1901 … Etymology dictionary
compelling — telling, convincing, cogent, sound, *valid … New Dictionary of Synonyms
compelling — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ powerfully evoking attention or admiration. DERIVATIVES compellingly adverb … English terms dictionary
compelling — com|pel|ling [kəmˈpelıŋ] adj 1.) compelling reason/argument/case etc an argument etc that makes you feel certain that something is true or that you must do something about it ▪ Lucy had no compelling reason to go into town. ▪ The court was… … Dictionary of contemporary English
compelling — [[t]kəmpe̱lɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A compelling argument or reason is one that convinces you that something is true or that something should be done. Factual and forensic evidence makes a suicide verdict the most compelling answer to the … English dictionary
compelling — adjective Date: 1606 that compels: as a. forceful < a compelling personality > b. demanding attention < for compelling reasons > c. convincing < no compelling evidence > • compellingly … New Collegiate Dictionary
compelling — /keuhm pel ing/, adj. 1. tending to compel; overpowering: compelling reasons. 2. having a powerful and irresistible effect; requiring acute admiration, attention, or respect: a man of compelling integrity; a compelling drama. [1490 1500; COMPEL + … Universalium