compelling compelling  /kəm ˈpɛ lɪŋ/


  1. (v) force somebody to do something
  2. (v) necessitate or exact
  3. (adj) driving or forcing
  4. (adj) tending to persuade by forcefulness of argument



  1. Compelling evidence of a linkage of cancer to smoking has persuaded the government to come down heavily on cigarette advertisements.
  2. The disallowed goal owing to human error is compelling reason why technology must be introduced in World Cup football.
  3. That whaling would ultimately harm their livelihood was compelling argument and the islanders could only ignore the advice at their own peril.


  1. Review: 'This Is the End' weirdly compelling

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The seemingly exhausted gross-out comedy genre gets a strange temporary reprieve with "This Is the End," an unlikable but weirdly compelling apocalyptic fantasy in which a bunch of young stars and stars-by-affiliation jokingly imagine their own mortality. A sort-of "The Day of the Locust" centered on successful comic actors, rather than down-and-outers, facing a conflagration ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Compelling Dollar Trades for the Long Term

    Compelling Dollar Trades for the Long Term
    on June 12, 2013     Source: DailyFX via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Texas Industries, Inc. (TXI): Today's Most Compelling Stock Buy

    SoTM Bull's Eye Report - Today's Most Compelling Buy Tuesday, June 11, 2013 At , we strive to "own the best and ignore the
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. "We have a talented team in place and a compelling plan to grow our business through innovative new services and strategic transactions with other business partners," Ballmer said. "While Yahoo would have accelerated our strategy, I am...
    on Apr 30, 2008 By: Steve Ballmer Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "The notion that any questions about her work in Alaska is somehow not relevant to her potentially being vice president of the United States doesn't make too much sense to me," Obama said. "I think she's got a compelling story, but I assume...
    on Sep 4, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  3. "What I've seen so far is not compelling in the least, and I think the pictures cast grave doubts on their claim," Jeffrey Meldrum, a Bigfoot researcher and Idaho State University professor, told the Scientific American. "It just looks like a...
    on Aug 15, 2008 By: D Jeffrey Meldrum Source: MSNBC

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