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adjective as in noticeable

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It was an arresting discovery that reinforced many people’s assumptions.

Perhaps the most arresting object is an awl, ground from a long piece of iron wire.

Ayorinde gives the season’s most arresting performance, and she is as convincing as ever here.

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It was an arresting view, and the perfect backdrop for a summit selfie.

The arresting officer identified him a “black” on the paperwork.

Brown himself spent years arresting sex workers when, as Forman relays, “what [he] really wanted to do [was] help them.”

Federal officials spent Wednesday arresting members of the Boyle Heights-based street gang which has strong ties to La Eme.

The Bees Laline Paull (Ecco) This arresting debut novel is a daring dystopian story set in a beehive.

Even good, arresting visual art is transformed by its context.

Now Diard, far from arresting the spot of oil on his garments left by his antecedents, did his best to spread it.

Did not a famous theologian recognize the absurdity of admitting the existence of a God and arresting His course?

If she dies, I have the means of arresting Selim before he can escape.

It is her extraordinary charm and her arresting personality.

"You love poetry," said he once, pausing, and arresting my fascinated glance.


On this page you'll find 62 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to arresting, such as: extraordinary, eye-catching, impressive, remarkable, salient, and striking.

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