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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
References in classic literature ?
She would, through habit, have yielded to his desire; not with any sense of submission or obedience to his compelling wishes, but unthinkingly, as we walk, move, sit, stand, go through the daily treadmill of the life which has been portioned out to us.
With miles and miles of varied scenery between, there was no scene for her save the seven old gable-peaks, with their moss, and the tuft of weeds in one of the angles, and the shop-window, and a customer shaking the door, and compelling the little bell to jingle fiercely, but without disturbing Judge Pyncheon
General conversation followed, and the twins drifted about from group to group, talking easily and fluently and winning approval, compelling admiration and achieving favor from all.
such was his disposition, and success at deceiving, I do verily believe that he sometimes deceived himself into the solemn belief, that he was a sincere worshipper of the most high God; and this, too, at a time when he may be said to have been guilty of compelling his woman slave to commit the sin of adultery.
He drove him from their company to the servants, deprived him of the instructions of the curate, and insisted that he should labour out of doors instead; compelling him to do so as hard as any other lad on the farm.
Like the fabled rustic who raised the Devil with infinite pains, and was so terrified at the sight of him that he could ask the Enemy no question, but immediately fled; so, Monseigneur, after boldly reading the Lord's Prayer backwards for a great number of years, and performing many other potent spells for compelling the Evil One, no sooner beheld him in his terrors than he took to his noble heels.
When we gradually fell into keeping late hours and late company, I noticed that he looked about him with a desponding eye at breakfast-time; that he began to look about him more hopefully about mid-day; that he drooped when he came into dinner; that he seemed to descry Capital in the distance rather clearly, after dinner; that he all but realized Capital towards midnight; and that at about two o'clock in the morning, he became so deeply despondent again as to talk of buying a rifle and going to America, with a general purpose of compelling buffaloes to make his fortune.
Now, however, no whit anticipating the oblivion which awaited their names and feats, the champions advanced through the lists, restraining their fiery steeds, and compelling them to move slowly, while, at the same time, they exhibited their paces, together with the grace and dexterity of the riders.
Now, sooner than let the Protectionists triumph, the Cobden Club itself would blow the gaff and point out to the workers that Protection only means compelling the proprietors of England to employ slaves resident in England and therefore presumably--though by no means necessarily--Englishmen.
And so unmeasureable is the ambition of princes, that he seemed to think of nothing less than reducing the whole empire of Blefuscu into a province, and governing it, by a viceroy; of destroying the Big-endian exiles, and compelling that people to break the smaller end of their eggs, by which he would remain the sole monarch of the whole world.
Christine was already dragging Raoul, compelling him to start running again.
I therefore spent the morning roaming about from one garden to another, turning over various plans for compelling my wife to give up her horrible ways; I thought of using violence to make her submit, but felt reluctant to be unkind to her.