arresting

arresting early 15c., "action of stopping" someone or something, noun from prp. of ARREST (Cf. arrest) (q.v.). Adjectival meaning "striking, that captures the imagination" is from 1792.

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  • Arresting — Ar*rest ing ([a^]r*r[e^]st [i^]ng), a. Striking; attracting attention; impressive. [1913 Webster] This most solemn and arresting occurrence. J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arresting — index moving (evoking emotion), obviation, preventive, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • arresting — striking, remarkable, *noticeable, outstanding, salient, signal, prominent, conspicuous Analogous words: impressive, *moving, touching, affecting, poignant: fascinating, attractive, enchanting (see under ATTRACT) Contrasted words: *common,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • arresting — [ə rest′iŋ] adj. attracting attention; interesting; striking arrestingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • Arresting — Das Dorf Arresting ist ein Ortsteil der Stadt Neustadt an der Donau im Landkreis Kelheim, Niederbayern. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Lage 2 Geschichte 3 Kirche 4 Struktur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Arresting — For the aircraft term see Arresting gear Arresting is a small rural village in the Kelheim district of Lower Bavaria, first mentioned in 1086. It is situated about 7 km north of Neustadt an der Donau, on the left bank of the Danube. There are… …   Wikipedia

  • arresting — arrestingly, adv. /euh res ting/, adj. 1. attracting or capable of attracting attention or interest; striking: an arresting smile. 2. making or having made an arrest: the arresting officer. [ARREST + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • Arresting — Arrest Ar*rest , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Arrested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Arresting}.] [OE. aresten, OF. arester, F. arr[^e]ter, fr. LL. arrestare; L. ad + restare to remain, stop; re + stare to stand. See {Rest} remainder.] 1. To stop; to check or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arresting — adjective Date: 1792 catching the attention ; striking, impressive < an arresting image > • arrestingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • arresting — adj. Arresting is used with these nouns: ↑officer …   Collocations dictionary

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