un·​com·​pel·​ling | \ ˌən-kəm-ˈpe-liŋ How to pronounce uncompelling (audio) \

Definition of uncompelling

: not forceful, interesting, or persuasive : not compelling an uncompelling argument an uncompelling story uncompelling evidence

Other Words from uncompelling

uncompellingly adverb

Examples of uncompelling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cunningham indicated the desire to prosecute a ban that hasn’t been used in more than half a century betrayed selective — and uncompelling — interest by the defendants. Kim Bellware, Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2022 Couple that with the restaurant desert around the venue (Chipotle and SmashBurger do not qualify as destinations) and the total game experience is uncompelling and rates a 3 on a scale of 10. Jay Brinker, Cincinnati.com, 15 Dec. 2017 Now there's less dead time, fewer uncompelling preseason games and the quality of the regular-season has noticeably suffered. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Oct. 2017 The other thing is that the rules of the match, namely, the doors opening and closing in the first cage, make for a completely uncompelling beginning of the match. Aaron Oster, baltimoresun.com, 24 July 2017

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First Known Use of uncompelling

1920, in the meaning defined above

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30 Aug 2022

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“Uncompelling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncompelling. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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