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ar·rest·ing

 (ə-rĕs′tĭng)
adj.
Attracting and holding the attention; striking: an arresting musical composition.

ar·rest′ing·ly adv.

arresting

(əˈrɛstɪŋ)
adj
attracting attention; striking
arˈrestingly adv

ar•rest•ing

(əˈrɛs tɪŋ)

adj.
1. attracting or capable of attracting attention or interest; striking.
2. making or having made an arrest: the arresting officer.
[1840–50]
ar•rest′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.arresting - commanding attentionarresting - commanding attention; "an arresting drawing of people turning into animals"; "a sensational concert--one never to be forgotten"; "a stunning performance"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"

arresting

arresting

adjective
Readily attracting notice:
Idiom: sticking out like a sore thumb.
Translations

arresting

[əˈrestɪŋ] ADJllamativo, que llama la atención

arresting

[əˈrɛstɪŋ] adj (= striking) [beauty] → saisissant(e); [charm, candour] → désarmant(e)

arresting

adj
(= striking)atemberaubend; featuresmarkant
the arresting officerder festnehmende Beamte

arresting

[əˈrɛstɪŋ] adj (fig) → che colpisce
References in classic literature ?
No, no, Isabella, you sha'n't run off,' she continued, arresting, with feigned playfulness, the confounded girl, who had risen indignantly.
But he never fell into the error of arresting his intellectual development by any formal acceptance of creed or system, or of mistaking, for a house in which to live, an inn that is but suitable for the sojourn of a night, or for a few hours of a night in which there are no stars and the moon is in travail.
Proof of this crime will be found on arresting him, for the letter will be found upon him, or at his father's, or in his cabin on board the Pharaon.
Well, when I looked along the row of young heads, my eye generally stopped at this of Adele's; her gaze was ever waiting for mine, and it frequently succeeded in arresting it.
Forgive me," said Raoul, arresting the giddy girl, and giving to his voice an intonation, the gravity of which contrasted with that of Montalais; "forgive me, but may I inquire the name of the protector you speak of; for if protection be extended towards you, Mademoiselle Montalais, -- for which, indeed, so many reasons exist," added Raoul, bowing, "I do not see that the same reasons exist why Mademoiselle de la Valliere should be similarly cared for.
Maybe he's fond of the lad,' said Father Victor, half arresting the clergyman's motion.
I repeat that the leading principle of embalmment consisted, with us, in the immediately arresting, and holding in perpetual abeyance, all the animal functions subjected to the process.
One mistake had been made in not arresting Boone instantly, as he was allowed some few minutes during which he might have communicated with his friend the Lascar, but this fault was soon remedied, and he was seized and searched, without anything being found which could incriminate him.
There was something so big and arresting and virile in the man that the clatter and shouting died gradually away before his commanding gesture and his masterful eyes.
The blood flowed in the grass from a hopelessly fatal fracture at the back of the skull; but the face, which was turned to the sun, was uninjured and strangely arresting in itself.
So you despair of arresting the murderer of poor Straker," said he.
Philip, silent still, returned to the photograph of Toledo, which seemed to him the most arresting picture of them all.