Definition of prepossessing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌprēpəˈzesiNG/


[often with negative]
Attractive or appealing in appearance: he was not a prepossessing sight
More example sentences
  • She was young, but attractive and quite prepossessing.
  • She is neither particularly prepossessing in her appearance nor outwardly warm, as even David admits remembering his first acquaintance with her.
  • Gap-toothed, bold in face, and of a ruddy complexion, the Wife was no longer prepossessing in appearance, if she ever had been.



Pronunciation: /ˌprēpəˈzeSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Subjective analysis always leads to flawed determination due to the inherent inability to view things apart from personal prejudices and dogmatic prepossessions.
  • However I am well pleased to find that the truth will at length prevail when men have laid aside their prepossessions and prejudices.
  • Such a prepossession serves to vitiate all of Freud's subsequent clinical presentations.

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Syllabification: pre·pos·sess·ing

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