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Wordnet 3.0


1. creating a favorable impression;
- Example: "strong and vigorous and of prepossessing appearance"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prepossess \Pre`pos*sess"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prepossessed; p. pr. & vb. n. Prepossessing.] [1913 Webster] 1. To preoccupy, as ground or land; to take previous possession of. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To preoccupy, as the mind or heart, so as to preclude other things; hence, to bias or prejudice; to give a previous inclination to, for or against anything; esp., to induce a favorable opinion beforehand, or at the outset. [1913 Webster] It created him enemies, and prepossessed the lord general. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prepossessing \Pre`pos*sess"ing\, a. Tending to invite favor; attracting confidence, favor, esteem, or love; attractive; as, a prepossessing manner. -- Pre`pos*sess"ing*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

prepossessing adj 1: creating a favorable impression; "strong and vigorous and of prepossessing appearance"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

70 Moby Thesaurus words for "prepossessing": alluring, appealing, appetizing, attracting, attractive, beautiful, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, cajoling, captivating, catching, charismatic, charming, coaxing, come-hither, coquettish, delightful, drawing, enchanting, engaging, enravishing, enthralling, enticing, entrancing, exciting, exotic, exquisite, fascinating, favorable, fetching, flirtatious, glamorous, good-looking, handsome, heart-robbing, hypnotic, interesting, intriguing, inviting, irresistible, lovely, luxurious, magnetic, mesmeric, mouth-watering, piquant, pleasing, provocative, provoquant, ravishing, seducing, seductive, sensuous, siren, sirenic, spellbinding, spellful, taking, tantalizing, teasing, tempting, thrilling, tickling, titillating, titillative, voluptuous, winning, winsome, witching