adjective at·ten·tion–grab·bing

Definition of attention–grabbing

  1. :  demanding notice especially by being prominent or outlandish an attention-grabbing headline … Farhi was known for simple, elegant designs that focused on comfort and wearability rather than attention-grabbing colors and revealing patterns. — Josha Hill, Current Biography, November 2001

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