prepossessing

  • 1 Prepossessing — Pre pos*sess ing, a. Tending to invite favor; attracting confidence, favor, esteem, or love; attractive; as, a prepossessing manner. {Pre pos*sess ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 prepossessing — prepossessing; un·prepossessing; …

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  • 3 prepossessing — index attractive, palatable, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 prepossessing — [adj] attractive, handsome alluring, amiable, appealing, attracting, beautiful, bewitching, captivating, charming, drawing, enchanting, engaging, fair, fascinating, fetching, good looking, inviting, likable, lovable, magnetic, pleasant, pleasing …

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  • 5 prepossessing — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ attractive or appealing in appearance …

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  • 6 prepossessing — [prē΄pə zes′iŋ] adj. that prepossesses, or impresses favorably; pleasing; attractive prepossessingly adv …

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  • 7 Prepossessing — Prepossess Pre pos*sess , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prepossessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prepossessing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To preoccupy, as ground or land; to take previous possession of. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To preoccupy, as the mind or heart, so as …

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  • 8 prepossessing — prepossessingly, adv. prepossessingness, n. /pree peuh zes ing/, adj. that impresses favorably; engaging or attractive: a confident and prepossessing young man. [1635 45; PREPOSSESS + ING2] * * * …

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  • 9 prepossessing — adjective Tending to invite favor; attracting confidence, favor, esteem, or love; attractive; as, a prepossessing manner …

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  • 10 prepossessing — pre|pos|sess|ing [ˌpri:pəˈzesıŋ] adj formal looking attractive or pleasant ▪ a prepossessing smile …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 prepossessing — adjective formal looking attractive or pleasant: a prepossessing smile …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 prepossessing — adjective his prepossessing wife turned heads wherever they went Syn: attractive, beautiful, pretty, handsome, good looking, fetching, charming, delightful, enchanting, captivating; archaic fair Ant: ugly …

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  • 13 prepossessing — adjective creating a favorable impression strong and vigorous and of prepossessing appearance • Similar to: ↑attractive …

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  • 14 prepossessing — adjective Date: 1642 1. archaic creating prejudice 2. tending to create a favorable impression ; attractive …

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  • 15 prepossessing — Synonyms and related words: alluring, appealing, appetizing, attracting, attractive, beautiful, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, cajoling, captivating, catching, charismatic, charming, coaxing, come hither, coquettish, delightful, drawing,… …

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  • 16 prepossessing — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. appealing, attractive; charming, winning, winsome, engaging. See beauty.Ant., ugly, unappealing. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. handsome, captivating, attractive; see charming , pleasant 1 . III (Roget …

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  • 17 prepossessing — pre|pos|sess|ing [ ,pripə zesıŋ ] adjective FORMAL attractive or impressive …

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  • 18 prepossessing — adj. impressive; appealing, attractive pre·pos·sess || ‚prɪːpÉ™ zes v. acquire confidence, acquire trust; impress beforehand …

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  • 19 prepossessing — adjective [often with negative] attractive or appealing in appearance. Derivatives prepossession noun …

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  • 20 prepossessing — a. Attractive, alluring, engaging, winning, fascinating, taking, captivating, bewitching, winning or inviting favor, charming …

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