What does the word prepossessing mean?

Usage examples for prepossessing

  1. I had a coloured turban wound in copious folds round my head as a protection from the sun, beard of nearly three months' growth, and accompanied by a ferocious- looking tribe of Affghans, all unshorn as well as myself, created anything but a prepossessing impression to a stranger. – A Peep into Toorkisthhan by Rollo Burslem
  2. As he grew up, his personal appearance became less prepossessing, his quickness and cleverness, however, rather increased; and I may say of him, that with respect to everything which he took in hand he did it better and more speedily than any other person. – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  3. I never beheld a more prepossessing countenance. – The Path of Duty, and Other Stories by H. S. Caswell