Meaning of compelling

com•pel•ling

Pronunciation: (kum-pel'ing), [key]
— adj.
  1. tending to compel; overpowering: compelling reasons.
  2. having a powerful and irresistible effect; requiring acute admiration, attention, or respect: a man of compelling integrity; a compelling drama.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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