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Definitions for compelling
kəmˈpɛl ɪŋcom·pelling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compellingadjective

    driving or forcing

    "compelling ambition"

  2. compellingadjective

    tending to persuade by forcefulness of argument

    "new and compelling evidence"


  1. compellingadjective

    requiring urgent attention

    There are compelling reasons why these articles should have definitions.

  2. compellingadjective


    The politician had compelling ambition.


  1. compelling

    Compelling generally refers to evoking interest, attention, or admiration in a powerfully irresistible way. It can also mean having a powerful and irresistible effect or influence, demanding attention or respect. It is often used to describe something that is so fascinating or intriguing that it captively holds one's attention.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compelling

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compelling in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compelling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of compelling in a Sentence

  1. Julian Zelizer:

    It's hard to imagine the commitment to this fantasy simply falling away of its own accord — certainly not when President Trump is fueling it every day, it's possible that the Fox News brass eventually will get people like Sean Hannity to acknowledge reality after January 20th. But I wouldn't bet on it. And those who work for fringier outlets will never drop this, at least not until something even more compelling comes along. So, unfortunately, you have millions of Americans thoroughly convinced — forever — that Biden is an illegitimate president. Maybe they don't take to the streets over it but that's still a very destructive force in our society and politics. It's really distressing to contemplate but at the moment, I don't know of any way out.

  2. Robert Redfield:

    We're very comfortable in responding when we have data that is compelling, cDC, as an organization ... we're not an opinion organization. We're a science-based data driven organization. So I do think this is going to be an independent decision of these health care providers and patients.

  3. Richard Johnson:

    The sell side is facing its own challenges, as fixed costs are rising while the commission pool is shrinking, within this dynamic, outsourced trading desks have created a strong niche and compelling value proposition.

  4. Harold Nye:

    Our book will be bringing some new information to light, it's very compelling information. We don't draw any conclusions. We don't take any literary license. We just present facts.

  5. Photographer Seamus Murphy:

    Often in the course of working I will shoot a detail and try to make it say something compelling with its stillness so it's not completely alien. the nose freaked me out more than the ear-- I think because of its dimensionality.

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