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[often with negative] Attractive or appealing in appearance:‘he was not a prepossessing sight’
attractive, beautiful, pretty, handsome, good-looking, fetching, striking, pleasing, pleasant, agreeable, appealing, likeable, lovable, amiable, charming, delightful, engaging, inviting, alluring, magnetic, winning, enchanting, captivating, bewitching, fascinatingon fleektakingfairView synonyms
- ‘He wasn't a very prepossessing sight: his neck barely seemed capable of supporting the weight of his head and his legs curved around in a small ball underneath him.’
- ‘He is physically prepossessing, with a ‘massive build’ simmering with ‘tremendous, dormant strength’.’
- ‘The impressive group of works which forms the core of the exhibition is accompanied by others less prepossessing and of sometimes doubtful relevance.’
- ‘Not very prepossessing to look at but this hard, round hairy ball is so versatile you will never look at it the same way again after reading this column.’
- ‘Adams had never been a physically prepossessing man, even in his prime.’
- ‘Gap-toothed, bold in face, and of a ruddy complexion, the Wife was no longer prepossessing in appearance, if she ever had been.’
- ‘While not physically prepossessing and perhaps less obviously glamorous than her contemporaries, she is aging beautifully, and it is a pleasure to see her work.’
- ‘In that portrait, now in the Louvre, Chardin looks more conventionally prepossessing: debonair, benign and smiling all over his face.’
- ‘She is neither particularly prepossessing in her appearance nor outwardly warm, as even David admits remembering his first acquaintance with her.’
- ‘He's ditched the Mother Bates outfit for jeans and a crewneck body-hugging sweater, but at over six feet of coiled spring intensity, he is still extremely prepossessing.’
- ‘He took a quiet sip, his wide, prepossessing brown eyes scanning Carnon's swiftly and sharply.’
- ‘I've just looked at the pictures of the fish, and it looks even less prepossessing than it did in the flesh, so to speak.’
- ‘Flightless, fangless, clawless, slow, and weak, he isn't physically prepossessing.’
- ‘I said, trying to score a point: ‘A pair of broken glass is hardly a prepossessing sight, they must have put it away.’’
- ‘Utterly naïve and anachronistic it may be, but it's no less prepossessing and pretty for that.’
- ‘She was young, but attractive and quite prepossessing.’
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