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compelling

[kuh m-pel-ing] /kəmˈpɛl ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
tending to compel; overpowering:
compelling reasons.
2.
having a powerful and irresistible effect; requiring acute admiration, attention, or respect:
a man of compelling integrity; a compelling drama.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; compel + -ing2
Related forms
uncompelling, adjective
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compelling

/kəmˈpɛlɪŋ/
adjective
1.
arousing or denoting strong interest, esp admiring interest
2.
(of an argument, evidence, etc) convincing
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Word Origin and History for uncompelling
compelling
c.1600, from compel. Meaning "irresistible" is from 1901.
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