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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
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