Definition of arresting in English:

arresting

Line breaks: ar¦rest|ing
Pronunciation: /əˈrɛstɪŋ
 
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adjective

Striking; eye-catching: at 6 ft 6 in he was an arresting figure
More example sentences
  • It is a pity that there exists no serious biography of Archibald Wavell, an intriguing and arresting figure.
  • Joseph is a good enough accompanist, but Jonah has a voice of extraordinary, arresting beauty: ‘my brother sings to save the good and make the wicked take their own lives’.
  • Seeing this familiar image of Christ overlooking the Final Judgment rendered in such an unusual manner has an arresting effect on the viewer.
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arrestingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • Despite some unpolished acting, this conceit is arrestingly carried off: the scenes representing Orpheus's journey into Hades are particularly imaginative in the way they depart from reality without ever actually leaving Rio.
  • Therborn, by contrast, in focusing on just one dimension of existence, develops a map of human changes over time that is faithful to the complexity and diversity of the world in an arrestingly new way, omitting no corner of the planet.
  • ‘When Britain's sea power was in its prime,’ he began arrestingly, ‘Samuel Pepys ran our Navy almost single-handed.’

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