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prepossessing (adj.)

1640s, "causing bias or prejudice, predisposing the mind to favor," present-participle adjective from prepossess. Opposite meaning "causing agreeable first impression" is attested by 1805.

updated on October 19, 2020

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Definitions of prepossessing from WordNet

prepossessing (adj.)
creating a favorable impression;
strong and vigorous and of prepossessing appearance
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