What does compelling mean?

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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compelling

    of Compel

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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. Robert Thompson:

    If you lose a main character, or someone walks out, or there is a controversy, and the fix means it is still a funny or compelling show, then most people will forget very quickly, people will completely accept it - if the show is any good.

  2. Professor Lattanzio:

    If we discover life with radically different biochemistry to that found on Earth, then that would rule out panspermia, nothing I have told you is compelling evidence for panspermia. But there are some odd coincidences that we should consider.

  3. Kerry Ehrin:

    Its a huge amount of pressure, but you cant really live in that space, you drive yourself crazy ... because you start creating for, Oh, is this right, or is that gonna work? instead of just creating what you find compelling and entertaining.

  4. Frank Straus Meyer:

    The ideal type of the Communist is a man in whom all individual, emotional, and unconscious elements have been reduced to a minimum and subjected to the control of an iron will, informed by a supple intellect. That intellect is totally at the service of a single and compelling idea, made incarnate in the Communist Party: the concept of History as an inexorable god whose ways are revealed ‘scientifically’ through the doctrine and method of Marxism-Leninism.

  5. Jon Gilbert:

    This requires a bold solution, ifwe really want to make a difference … it’s got to be something compelling.

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