Compelling (adjective)

  1. Having the power to force or strongly urge someone to do something.
  2. Having the power to make it necessary for someone to do something.


From the verb "compel" (to drive or force) and the suffix -ing.


  1. The story was so compelling that I couldn't put the book down.
  2. The evidence was compelling enough to convict the defendant.
  3. The argument was compelling and convincing.
  4. The situation was so compelling that he felt compelled to act.
  5. The performance was so compelling that it left the audience spellbound.
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