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prepossessing

[ pree-puh-zes-ing ]
/ ˌpri pəˈzɛs ɪŋ /
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adjective
that impresses favorably; engaging or attractive: a confident and prepossessing young man.
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Origin of prepossessing

First recorded in 1635–45; prepossess + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM prepossessing

pre·pos·sess·ing·ly, adverbpre·pos·sess·ing·ness, nounun·pre·pos·sess·ing, adjectiveun·pre·pos·sess·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for prepossessing

prepossessing
/ (ˌpriːpəˈzɛsɪŋ) /

adjective
creating a favourable impression; attractive

Derived forms of prepossessing

prepossessingly, adverbprepossessingness, noun
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