- tending to arrest or take hold of the attention, interest, etc.
Origin of arrestive
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Examples from the Web for arrestive
His attitude was arrestive as an obelisk and uncircuitable as a labyrinth.Eden
Similarly he could disguise his voice, the natural tones of which were low, monotonous, and of no arrestive quality.The Grey Room
But his eyes—those peering light-blue eyes—they were the most arrestive of any of his peculiarities.The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle