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compelling (adj.)

c. 1600, "that compels," present-participle adjective from compel. Meaning "demanding attention" is from 1901. Related: Compellingly.

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Definitions of compelling

compelling (adj.)
tending to persuade by forcefulness of argument;
new and compelling evidence
compelling (adj.)
driving or forcing;
compelling ambition
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