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: catching the attention : striking, impressive
an arresting image
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bold, brilliant, catchy, commanding, conspicuous, dramatic, emphatic, eye-catching, flamboyant, marked, noisy, noticeable, prominent, pronounced, remarkable, showy, splashy, striking
inconspicuous, unemphatic, unflamboyant, unnoticeable, unobtrusive, unremarkable, unshowy
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1792, in the meaning defined above
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obstinately defiant of authority
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