com·pel·ling adjective \kəm-ˈpe-liŋ\
: very interesting : able to capture and hold your attention
: capable of causing someone to believe or agree
: strong and forceful : causing you to feel that you must do something
: that compels: as
a : forceful <a compelling personality>
b : demanding attention <for compelling reasons>
c : convincing <no compelling evidence>
— com·pel·ling·ly adverb
Examples of COMPELLING
- The novel was so compelling that I couldn't put it down.
- He made a compelling argument.
- I would need a very compelling reason to leave my job.
- She had a compelling need to share what she had heard.
First Known Use of COMPELLING
Related to COMPELLING
- cogent, conclusive, convincing, decisive, effective, forceful, persuasive, satisfying, strong, telling
- inconclusive, indecisive, ineffective, uncompelling, unconvincing, unpersuasive
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