The difference between Compelling and Engaging

When used as adjectives, compelling means strongly or irresistibly evoking interest or attention, whereas engaging means that engages the attention.

Compelling is also noun with the meaning: an act of compulsion.

check bellow for the other definitions of Compelling and Engaging

  1. Compelling as a verb:

  1. Compelling as an adjective:

    Strongly or irresistibly evoking interest or attention.


    "There are compelling reasons why a manager should have previous experience."

  2. Compelling as an adjective:



    "The politician had compelling ambition."

  1. Compelling as a noun:

    An act of compulsion; an obliging somebody to do something.

  1. Engaging as an adjective:

    That engages the attention; engrossing, interesting; enthralling.


    "I found the first of the Harry Potter books a very engaging read."

  2. Engaging as an adjective:

    Charming; attractive, especially of a manner or behaviour.


    "Beauty, of course, and a bright, engaging personality — or at least the ability to fake one — are prerequisites for entering the Miss World competition."

  1. Engaging as a verb: