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COMPELLING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does compelling mean? 

COMPELLING (adjective)
  The adjective COMPELLING has 2 senses:

1. driving or forcing
2. tending to persuade by forcefulness of argument

  Familiarity information: COMPELLING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPELLING (adjective)


Sense 1compelling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Driving or forcing

Context example:

compelling ambition

Similar:

powerful (having great power or force or potency or effect)


Sense 2compelling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tending to persuade by forcefulness of argument

Context example:

new and compelling evidence

Similar:

persuasive (tending or intended or having the power to induce action or belief)


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