Examples of compelling in a Sentence
The novel was so compelling that I couldn't put it down.
He made a compelling argument.
I would need a very compelling reason to leave my job.
She had a compelling need to share what she had heard.
Recent Examples of compelling from the Web
Even more compelling is the deeply human scene when A.J. finally comes out to his stepmother, his beloved father's widow.
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The case for getting rid of the prime minister is compelling.
Each listener will decide whether the experiment works, but in concert Beasley and the MONK’estra made a compelling case for the extraordinary malleability of this music.
None had particularly compelling cases for Cooperstown, but all had very good to great careers with their shares of highlights.
Desserts at most Japanese restaurants aren’t that compelling, but at Iyasare the chef has concocted the perfect ending: lemon verbena and almond semifreddo ($9) with pomegranates, apples and sweet oolong tea poured on table side.
But while Shahidi makes a compelling case for a scene-stealing statement mouth, this wunderkind’s defining characteristic will always be her contagious charisma.
What used to be compelling was joining a synagogue with 3,000 families.
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Synonymscogent, conclusive, convincing, decisive, effective, forceful, persuasive, satisfying, strong, telling
Antonymsinconclusive, indecisive, ineffective, uncompelling, unconvincing, unpersuasive
Related Wordsauthoritative, definitive; sound, valid, well-founded; important, significant, weighty; material, pertinent, relevant
Near Antonymsgroundless, invalid, shaky, unfounded, unsound; inconsequential, insignificant, unimportant; immaterial, irrelevant; feeble, weak
COMPELLING Defined for English Language Learners
legal Definition of compelling
- a compelling need for disclosure
- a compelling argument
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