arresting

adjective
ar·​rest·​ing | \ ə-ˈres-tiŋ How to pronounce arresting (audio) \

Definition of arresting

: catching the attention : striking, impressive an arresting image

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Other Words from arresting

arrestingly \ -​tiŋ-​lē How to pronounce arrestingly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of arresting in a Sentence

an arresting film about tribal traditions in Africa at seven feet tall, he's an arresting figure in any crowd

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Acer While gamers will obviously be interested in what’s inside the Predator Triton 900, its most arresting feature can be found on the outside. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Acer's swivel-display Predator Triton 900 will include Nvidia's mobile RTX graphics," 6 Jan. 2019 Their hard stares provide the most arresting images of the film. Chuck Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "What You Need To Know Before Watching "They Shall Not Grow Old"," 28 Dec. 2018 Down His Favorite Instagram Follows Dana Scruggs Dana Scruggs is the genius behind some of the most arresting photo shoots in recent memory, from Chromat's Spring 2018 campaign to Young Paris's feature in CR Fashion Book. Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue, "Black Fashion Photographers to Follow on Instagram," 7 Aug. 2018 Rather than arranging a ride home for the passenger, the arresting officer took the very intoxicated McMillan to a hotel. Tom Jackman, chicagotribune.com, "In police sexual misconduct case, Michigan woman sues officer she accused of assault," 13 July 2018 Rather than arranging a ride home for the passenger, the arresting officer took the very intoxicated McMillan to a hotel. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, "In police sexual misconduct case, Michigan woman sues officer she accused of assault," 13 July 2018 Duran did not respond to follow-up questions, such as why the woman was being detained or whether the arresting officer was still on active duty. Perry Vandell, azcentral, "Video shows Tempe officer dragging woman from car," 5 July 2018 The Dreamchasers artist's original arresting officer has been at the center of a massive law enforcement corruption scandal in Philadelphia. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Meek Mill Files New Appeal to Have Judge Brinkley Removed From His Case," 28 June 2018 Toscha Sponsler, 33, slips out of her handcuffs in a police vehicle in Lufkin and steals it while the arresting officers are searching her belongings. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "Dad says son bragged about stealing cop's gun, burglarizing cars — so he called 911 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of arresting

1792, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of arresting was in 1792

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