non arresting

arresting

[uh-res-ting]
adjective
1.
attracting or capable of attracting attention or interest; striking: an arresting smile.
2.
making or having made an arrest: the arresting officer.

Origin:
arrest + -ing2

arrestingly, adverb
nonarresting, adjective
unarresting, adjective
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arresting (əˈrɛstɪŋ)
 
adj
attracting attention; striking
 
ar'restingly
 
adv

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arresting
early 15c., "action of stopping" someone or something, from arrest (q.v.). Adj. meaning "striking, that captures the imagination" is from 1792.
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arrest ar·rest (ə-rěst')
v. ar·rest·ed, ar·rest·ing, ar·rests

  1. To stop; check.

  2. To undergo cardiac arrest.

n.
  1. An interference with or a checking of the regular course of a disease or symptom, a stoppage.

  2. Interference with the performance of a function.

  3. The inhibition of a developmental process, usually the ultimate stage of development.

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