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compelling

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of compelling

  1. 1 having the power to persuade made a compelling argument against military intervention Synonyms of compelling cogent, conclusive, convincing, decisive, effective, forceful, persuasive, satisfying, strong, tellingWords Related to compelling authoritative, definitive; sound, valid, well-founded; important, significant, weighty; material, pertinent, relevantNear Antonyms of compelling groundless, invalid, shaky, unfounded, unsound; inconsequential, insignificant, unimportant; immaterial, irrelevant; feeble, weakAntonyms of compelling inconclusive, indecisive, ineffective, uncompelling, unconvincing, unpersuasive

  2. 2 needing immediate attention no compelling need to raise taxes at this time Synonyms of compelling burning, clamant, acute, critical, crying, dire, emergent, exigent, imperative, imperious, importunate, instant, necessitous, pressing, urgentWords Related to compelling demanding, extreme, immediate, insistent, intense, overriding; crucial, desperate, grave, life-and-death (also life-or-death), serious, severe, vital; dangerous, explosive, hazardous, perilous, precarious, unstableNear Antonyms of compelling incidental, low-pressure, minor, negligible, trivial, unimportant; nonthreatening, safe, stableAntonyms of compelling noncritical, nonurgent



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