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compelling

adjective

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1 having the power to persuade
  • made a compelling argument against military intervention

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2 needing immediate attention
  • no compelling need to raise taxes at this time

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compelling

verb
present participle of compel

Synonyms & Antonyms of compelling (Entry 2 of 2)

to cause (a person) to give in to pressure
  • public opinion compelled her to fire her scandal-plagued aide

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The first known use of compelling was in 1606

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“Compelling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/compelling. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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