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
PEOPLE has gathered the most compelling in a new special issue, True Crime Stories: 35 Real Cases that Inspired the Show Law & Order.
Still, Twitter user Skaiplana (follow her at @kaneandgriffin) makes a pretty compelling argument for Rachel and Joey's would've could've should've happy ending.
Gabriel Tallent’s My Absolute Darling (Riverhead) captures a compelling young heroine.
The concept of NASA committing a foolish, dangerous act that might reap the wrath of a violent alien civilization is certainly compelling.
No, during a deep-dive into one of literature’s most compelling dystopias, someone had spotted a drone.
But the most compelling material follows Gore at the Paris climate talks in November 2015.
But the counter argument was compelling: How much worse could things get?
Stanfield is not a compelling storyteller, and a few of the acting performances from newcomers are rough.
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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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