- that compels
- irresistibly or keenly interesting, attractive, etc.; captivating: a compelling drama
The definition of compelling is someone or something extremely attractive or interesting.
An example of compelling is a novel with a plot and characters that are so intriguing that you don't want to stop reading.
- 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)
- The air felt a little heavier around her as he spoke, compelling her attention to him.
- He opposed the compelling of Protestant Nonconformists to take the oath required of Roman Catholics.
- Depending on function, robots can come in all shapes and sizes, and I see no compelling reason to make them like humans.
- In concluding treaties with the vassal princes since 1905, the Dutch have kept in view the necessity of compelling them properly to administer the revenues of their states, which some of them formerly squandered in their personal uses.
- War disrupts this, and people will have little patience for it if there is not an extremely compelling reason for it.