tending to arrest or take hold of the attention, interest, etc.
- un·ar·res·tive, adjective
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How to use arrestive in a sentence
The Swinburne collocation of delicate bosom and death is both arrestive and interesting.Ptomaine Street | Carolyn Wells
The accumulation of carbonic acid in the breathed air would also have a similar arrestive power over destructive assimilation.
Similarly he could disguise his voice, the natural tones of which were low, monotonous, and of no arrestive quality.The Grey Room | Eden Phillpotts
They were of a flamboyant Italian period, and more arrestive than distinguished.The Grey Room | Eden Phillpotts
His attitude was arrestive as an obelisk and uncircuitable as a labyrinth.Eden | Edgar Saltus