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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]


Driving or forcing

Context example:

compelling ambition


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

Sense 2compelling [BACK TO TOP]


Tending to persuade by forcefulness of argument

Context example:

new and compelling evidence


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

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