arresting

adjective
ar·​rest·​ing | \ ə-ˈre-stiŋ 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 \ ə-​ˈre-​stiŋ-​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
Recent Examples on the Web The central and most arresting portrait is of Guibert’s mentor, the philosopher Muzil, based on Michel Foucault, whose death the writer repeatedly returns to in the first half of the novel. Andrew Durbin, The New York Review of Books, "Hervé Guibert: Living Without a Vaccine," 12 June 2020 Skolnick’s perching an abstracted dove atop a strongly horizontal guitar neck is both visually arresting and succinctly symbolic. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "Illustrating the year 1969, when rad met trad," 10 July 2019 Michele painted the Florence restaurant an arresting shade of green that has left reviewers reaching for adjectives: Pea? Joshua Levine, WSJ, "And the Award for Oscar-Season Watering Hole Goes to...Gucci," 7 Feb. 2020 Disney+ offered an arresting showcase for its upcoming series. Brian Lowry, CNN, "Super Bowl commercials: Who scored and who fumbled on the ad industry's biggest stage," 2 Feb. 2020 In video of the incident, the Caton and her husband, Patrick Caton, stay adamant that neither one of them were intoxicated, even after the arresting officer performed a field sobriety test using eye movement on Amanda Caton. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "Attorney for arrested police captain says officer was 'trolling for DUIs'," 14 Feb. 2020 The arresting officers said Tipnis now lives in Madison, Miss., just north of Jackson. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, "Former Children’s of Alabama doctor charged with sexual battery of minor in Mississippi," 18 Jan. 2020 Whether spewing from the ground in red plumes or crawling in a fiery blob across neighborhoods, lava from the Kilauea volcano has produced the most arresting images of the recent eruption. Washington Post, "Scientists study lava for clues to how volcano will behave," 16 May 2018 Whether spewing from the ground in red plumes or crawling in a fiery blob across neighborhoods, lava from the Kilauea volcano has produced the most arresting images of the recent eruption. Sophia Yan And Caleb Jones, Fox News, "Scientists study lava for clues to how volcano will behave," 16 May 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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19 Jun 2020

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“Arresting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arresting. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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