Definition of Compelling

1. Adjective. Driving or forcing. "Compelling ambition"

Similar to: Powerful



2. Adjective. Tending to persuade by forcefulness of argument. "New and compelling evidence"
Similar to: Persuasive

Definition of Compelling

1. Verb. (present participle of compel) ¹

2. Adjective. requiring urgent attention ¹

3. Adjective. forceful ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Compelling

1. compel [v] - See also: compel

Lexicographical Neighbors of Compelling

compeer
compeered
compeering
compeers
compel
compellable
compellably
compellation
compellations
compellative
compellatives
compellatory
compelled
compeller
compellers
compelling (current term)
compellingly
compels
compend
compendia
compendious
compendiously
compendiousness
compendium
compendiums
compends
compenetrate
compensability
compensable
compensably

Literary usage of Compelling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"... is not well founded in The lirst assignment asserts that the circuit court had no jurisdiction over the cause and parties for compelling the City of New ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"... 5x6 Th' undaunted guard of cloud-compelling Jove< When the bright partner of his awful reign, The warlike maid, and monarch of the main, ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Criminal Evidence: Including the Rules Regulating by Harry Clay Underhill (1898)
"compelling the accused to submit to inspection by the jury or to stand up for identification.—The accused cannot object if he be identified in open court ..."

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