arresting

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adjective ar·rest·ing \ə-ˈres-tiŋ\

Definition of arresting

  1. :  catching the attention :  striking, impressive an arresting image

arrestingly

play \-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of arresting in a Sentence

  1. an arresting film about tribal traditions in Africa

  2. at seven feet tall, he's an arresting figure in any crowd

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First Known Use of arresting

1792



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