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Definition of "compelling" []

  • Urgently requiring attention: a host of compelling socioeconomic problems. (adjective)
  • Drivingly forceful: compelling ambition and egotism. (adjective)
  • Arousing or denoting strong interest, esp admiring interest (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of an argument, evidence, etc) convincing (adjective)

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Use "compelling" in a sentence
  • "The word compelling is used lightly of mystery and crime novels this one will define it for you' -- Daily Mail"
  • "With a shallow core gameplay experience, the developers understand that gamers need something else to keep them drawn in and while these are small additions, they make the title compelling, making you want to come back for another mission."
  • "Nice job 0_0 *Salivating* Now THAT is what I call compelling!"