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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
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In her article "Possessions" in the May 2017 Word Ways, Susan Thorpe presented an A-Z listing of phrases which consist of the possessive of a personal name and some noun or noun phrase with which it is familiarly linked, e.g., "Finnegan's Wake." Susan's spare roster of examples of this prepossessingly possessive posse did not attempt to be comprehensive, and neither does this lengthier supplemental one:
Most prepossessingly, though, it flaunts Alan Rickman as a Nobel-winning scientist whose outrageous egomania lifts the pic far above the three-ring dog-and-pony-show.
Although Heywood's two-part play concentrates on Jane Shore, Edward's best-remembered mistress (the wife of a city goldsmith), audiences would probably have known that the historical king, a prepossessingly hand-some man, was notorious for a multiplicity of concubines and for his easy way with the wives of London citizens whose affections he courted and with whom he remained uncommonly popular.