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compelling

adjective

Definition: 1. attracting interest and attention; 2. tending to drive or force something to happen

Synonyms: convincing, forceful, driving, dominant, commanding, imposing, interesting, exciting

Antonyms: unconvincing, weak

Tips: The adjective compelling comes from the verb compel, "to induce, require, or force." When there is compelling evidence for something, it demands attention because it is so strong. Something compelling "forces" you to action.

Usage Examples:

As compelling as your argument may seem, Iím not convinced it will prove persuasive. (convincing, commanding)

Everyone in the audience felt compelled to contribute to the actorís charity organization. (induced, driven) verb

It was a compelling story, and I wanted to learn more details. (interesting, exciting)

Your Honor, we would like to retry the case, as we now have new and compelling evidence that we are certain will exonerate our client. (convincing, forceful)


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