prepossessing

Part of speech: noun

Prepossession.

Part of speech: adjective

Inspiring a favorable opinion from the beginning.

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Usage examples "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", 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", George Borrow.
  3. I never beheld a more prepossessing countenance. - "The Path of Duty, and Other Stories", H. S. Caswell.