Definition for prepossessing (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for prepossessing
His combined features were commanding and prepossessing, his physiognomy indicating a gigantic intellect.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
Of all the planned Sundays which were to be so full of joy and delight, and the whole friendship with the prepossessing Erick?Erick and Sally|Johanna Spyri
He was a tall, spare man, with rugged, but yet prepossessing features.
It was variously received by the audience, many of whose countenances were far from prepossessing.The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido|Henry Keppel
There is something so prepossessing about him, that really I defy any one not to like him.
British Dictionary definitions for prepossessing (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for prepossessing (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for prepossessing (1 of 2)
1640s, "causing prejudice," present participle adjective from prepossess. Opposite meaning "causing agreeable first impression" first recorded 1805.