An example of compelling is a novel with a plot and characters that are so intriguing that you don't want to stop reading.
- that compels
- irresistibly or keenly interesting, attractive, etc.; captivating: a compelling drama
- Urgently requiring attention: a host of compelling socioeconomic problems.
- Drivingly forceful: compelling ambition and egotism.
- Present participle of compel.
(comparative more compelling, superlative most compelling)