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arresting

[uh-res-ting] /əˈrɛs tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
attracting or capable of attracting attention or interest; striking:
an arresting smile.
2.
making or having made an arrest:
the arresting officer.
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Related forms
arrestingly, adverb
nonarresting, adjective
unarresting, adjective
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arresting

/əˈrɛstɪŋ/
adjective
1.
attracting attention; striking
Derived Forms
arrestingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un arresting

arresting

n.

early 15c., "action of stopping" someone or something, verbal noun from arrest (v.).

adj.

"striking, that captures the imagination," 1792, present participle adjective from arrest (v.).

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