prepossessing

adjective
pre·pos·sess·ing | \ˌprē-pə-ˈze-siŋ, -ˈse-\

Definition of prepossessing 

1 archaic : creating prejudice

2 : tending to create a favorable impression : attractive

Examples of prepossessing in a Sentence

She lives in one of the least prepossessing parts of the city.

First Known Use of prepossessing

1642, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about prepossessing

Share prepossessing

Statistics for prepossessing

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for prepossessing

The first known use of prepossessing was in 1642

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for prepossessing

prepossessing

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of prepossessing

: having qualities that people like : appealing or attractive

More from Merriam-Webster on prepossessing

Spanish Central: Translation of prepossessing

Nglish: Translation of prepossessing for Spanish Speakers

Comments on prepossessing

What made you want to look up prepossessing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!