Definition of Compromising

1. Adjective. Making or willing to make concessions. "Loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet"

Exact synonyms: Conciliatory, Flexible
Similar to: Yielding
Antonyms: Uncompromising
Derivative terms: Conciliate, Flexibility, Flexibleness

2. Adjective. Vulnerable to danger especially of discredit or suspicion. "She found herself in a compromising situation"
Similar to: Vulnerable

Definition of Compromising

1. Verb. (present participle of compromise) ¹

2. Adjective. Willing or able to compromise ¹

3. Adjective. vulnerable to suspicion ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Compromising

1. compromise [v] - See also: compromise

Lexicographical Neighbors of Compromising

comprize
comprized
comprizes
comprizing
comprobation
comprobations
compromisation
compromisations
compromise
compromise rules
compromise verdict
compromised
compromiser
compromisers
compromises
compromising (current term)
compromisingly
compromissorial
compromit
compromize
comproportionation
comproportionations
comprovincial
comprovincials
compræhensive
comps
compsognathoid
compsognathus
compt
compte rendu

Literary usage of Compromising

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

1. A Treatise on Equity Jurisprudence: As Administered in the United States of by John Norton Pomeroy (1882)
"... arisen as to the rights of parties, and they have intentionally entered into an arrangement for the purpose of compromising and settling those doubts. ..."

2. The Life and Correspondence of Rufus King: Comprising His Letters, Private by Rufus King (1896)
"... etc., through him, but without compromising him— England's Empire of the Sea renders her invincible—Wilberforce to King —Desires a general Abolition of ..."

3. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"... he never did choose to Vick any animal, because the act of kicking is a compromising attitude, and a gentleman's dogs should be kicked for him. ..."

4. The Journal of Prison Discipline and Philanthropy by Pennsylvania Prison Society (1860)
"Is he to be regarded as no more depraved and desperate than a truant, or an insubordinate child ? If lie is sent there, should they be ? compromising WITH ..."

5. The American Revolution by John Fiske (1891)
"Much risk might have been avoided by compromising putting this information into cipher, or into a memorandum which would have been meaningless save to the ..."

6. The Codes and Statutes of California, as Amended and in Force at the Close by California, Carter Pitkin Pomeroy (1901)
"compromising CERTAIN PUBLIC OFFENSES BY LEAVE OF THE COURT. Sec. 1377. Compromise of offenses for which civil action may be had. Sec. 1378. ..."

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