- arrest ► VERB 1) seize by legal authority and take into custody. 2) stop or check (progress or a process). 3) (arresting) attracting attention.► NOUN 1) the action of arresting someone. 2) a sudden cessation of motion.DERIVATIVES arrestingly adverb.ORIGIN Old French arester, from Latin restare 'remain, stop' .
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arrestingly — adverb In a way or to an extent that is arresting She was arrestingly beautiful. Syn: strikingly … Wiktionary
arrestingly — adverb see arresting … New Collegiate Dictionary
arrestingly — See arresting. * * * … Universalium
arrestingly — adv. by attracting and maintaining the attention … English contemporary dictionary
arrestingly — ar·rest·ing·ly … English syllables
arrestingly — adverb : in an arresting manner … Useful english dictionary
arrestingly adv — You have the right to remain silent, said Tom arrestingly … English expressions
arresting — arrestingly, adv. /euh res ting/, adj. 1. attracting or capable of attracting attention or interest; striking: an arresting smile. 2. making or having made an arrest: the arresting officer. [ARREST + ING2] * * * … Universalium
arrest v — arrestingly adv … English expressions
arresting — adjective Date: 1792 catching the attention ; striking, impressive < an arresting image > • arrestingly adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary