prepossessing


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pre·pos·sess·ing

 (prē′pə-zĕs′ĭng)
adj.
1. Serving to impress favorably; pleasing: a prepossessing appearance.
2. Archaic Causing prejudice.

pre′pos·sess′ing·ly adv.

prepossessing

(ˌpriːpəˈzɛsɪŋ)
adj
creating a favourable impression; attractive
ˌpreposˈsessingly adv
ˌpreposˈsessingness n

pre•pos•sess•ing

(ˌpri pəˈzɛs ɪŋ)

adj.
impressing favorably; engaging; attractive.
[1635–45]
pre`pos•sess′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prepossessing - creating a favorable impression; "strong and vigorous and of prepossessing appearance"
attractive - pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; "a remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations"

prepossessing

adjective
Translations

prepossessing

[ˌpriːpəˈzesɪŋ] ADJagradable, atractivo
not very prepossessingno muy atractivo

prepossessing

[ˌpriːpəˈzɛsɪŋ] adjavenant(e), engageant(e)

prepossessing

prepossessing

[ˌpriːpəˈzɛsɪŋ] adjattraente
References in classic literature ?
These natural graces in the quadroon are often united with beauty of the most dazzling kind, and in almost every case with a personal appearance prepossessing and agreeable.
But in those who are at all inferior, it is extremely prepossessing.
Her manners were by no means so elegant as her sister's, but they were much more prepossessing.
His appearance was rather suspicious than prepossessing, especially as, instead of doffing his bonnet, he pulled it still deeper over his rugged brow.
The workman replied, "Senor, this gentleman here" (pointing to a man of prepossessing appearance and a certain gravity of look) "has translated an Italian book into our Spanish tongue, and I am setting it up in type for the press.
They are very picturesque, but do not look prepossessing.
Attracted by his prepossessing appearance, he renewed his offers of an engagement to Dantes; but Dantes, who had his own projects, would not agree for a longer time than three months.
He was altogether an interesting and prepossessing personage.
There was much even in the appearance of Toby calculated to draw me towards him, for while the greater part of the crew were as coarse in person as in mind, Toby was endowed with a remarkably prepossessing exterior.
But the lines of an uncommonly prepossessing countenance were gradually becoming composed; and he now sat silent, and apparently musing.
Grant received in those whom she hoped to love better than ever a young man and woman of very prepossessing appearance.
His tail, you perceive, is held aloft by his two principal concubines, Elline and Argelais; and his whole appearance would be infinitely prepossessing, were it not for the protuberance of his eyes, which will certainly start out of his head, and the queer color of his face, which has become nondescript from the quantity of wine he has swallowed.