Synonyms of compelling
1 convincingDictionary • He puts forward a compelling argument against the culling of badgers.
convincing • Scientists say there is no convincing evidence for this theory.
telling • How a man shaves is a telling clue to his age.
powerful • a powerful drama about a corrupt city leader
forceful • This is a forceful argument for joining them.
conclusive • There is no conclusive evidence that a murder took place.
cogent • He makes a cogent argument for a more egalitarian education system.
2 pressingDictionary • Another, probably more compelling, factor is that of safety.
pressing • There is a pressing need for more funds.
binding • a legally binding commitment
urgent • There is an urgent need for food and water.
overriding • Our overriding concern is to raise the standards of state education.
imperative • It's imperative to know your rights at such a time.
peremptory • He had obtained a peremptory court order for his children's return.
3 fascinatingDictionary • Her eyes were her best feature, wide-set and compelling. • a violent yet compelling film
fascinating • Her stories were fascinating.
gripping • a gripping thriller about the hunt for a serial killer
irresistible • The music is irresistible.
enthralling • a film with an enthralling storyline and plenty of action
hypnotic • His songs are often both hypnotic and reassurringly pleasant.
spellbinding • He describes these ladies in spellbinding detail.
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bindingA binding promise, agreement, or decision must be obeyed or carried out.
• a legally binding commitment
cogentA cogent reason, argument, or example is strong and convincing.
• He makes a cogent argument for a more egalitarian education system.
conclusiveConclusive evidence shows that something is certainly true.
• There is no conclusive evidence that a murder took place.
Thesaurus for compelling from the Collins English Thesaurus
arousing or denoting strong interest, esp admiring interest
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