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com·pel·ling

 (kəm-pĕl′ĭng)
adj.
1. Urgently requiring attention: a host of compelling socioeconomic problems.
2. Drivingly forceful: compelling ambition and egotism.

compelling

(kəmˈpɛlɪŋ)
adj
1. arousing or denoting strong interest, esp admiring interest
2. (of an argument, evidence, etc) convincing

com•pel•ling

(kəmˈpɛl ɪŋ)

adj.
1. tending to compel; overpowering: compelling reasons.
2. having a powerful and irresistible effect: a compelling drama.
[1490–1500]
com•pel′ling•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.compelling - driving or forcing; "compelling ambition"
powerful - having great power or force or potency or effect; "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"
2.compelling - tending to persuade by forcefulness of argument; "new and compelling evidence"
persuasive - intended or having the power to induce action or belief; "persuasive eloquence"; "a most persuasive speaker"; "a persuasive argument"

compelling

adjective
1. convincing, telling, powerful, forceful, conclusive, weighty, cogent, irrefutable He puts forward a compelling argument against the culling of badgers.
2. pressing, binding, urgent, overriding, imperative, unavoidable, coercive, peremptory Another, probably more compelling, factor is that of safety.
3. fascinating, gripping, irresistible, enchanting, enthralling, hypnotic, spellbinding, mesmeric Her eyes were her best feature, wide-set and compelling. a violent yet compelling film
fascinating ordinary, boring, dull, tiresome, monotonous, humdrum, uneventful, uninteresting, repetitious, wearisome
Translations
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compelling

[kəmˈpelɪŋ] ADJ
1. (= convincing) [argument, evidence] → convincente; [curiosity] → irresistible
I went there for compelling reasonsfui porque tenía razones de peso
to make a compelling case for sthexponer unos argumentos convincentes a favor de algo
2. (= riveting) [account, film, book] → fascinante, apasionante
his new novel makes compelling readingsu nueva novela es fascinante or apasionante

compelling

[kəmˈpɛlɪŋ] adj
[argument] → irréfutable
[film] → fascinant(e)
It's a violent yet compelling film → C'est un film violent mais fascinant.

compelling

adjzwingend; performance, personality, eyesbezwingend; to make a compelling case for somethingschlagende Beweise für etw liefern; the novel makes compelling readingder Roman ist äußerst spannend zu lesen

compelling

[kəmˈpɛlɪŋ] adj (argument, reason, powerful) → convincente; (poem) → avvincente; (painting) → affascinante
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