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What is the opposite of compelling?

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Opposite of evoking interest, attention, or admiration in a powerfully irresistible way
“The director's use of the usual romantic conventions made the film boring and predictable.”
Opposite of inspiring conviction and not able to be refuted
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“I was not impressed with his evidence, which I found to be vague and unconvincing.”
Opposite of requiring immediate attention
“Building on the integrated e-business infrastructure, companies unbundle operations, outsource noncritical activities, and create supply chain communities.”
Opposite of not open to question or debate
Opposite of firm, strong, or substantial
“From years of decay, the columns holding the structure together appear to be fragile.”
Opposite of resulting from, or relating to, an irresistible or overwhelming urge
Opposite of significant or extreme in degree or intensity
“In spite of her frugal spendings, Eva only had a moderate urge to shop, preferring instead to use her time to upkeep her house.”
Opposite of necessary or very important
“The game contains many inessential, though fun, side missions for you to complete in between the main storyline.”
Opposite of convincing or compelling in nature
Opposite of aesthetically pleasing to view or look at
Opposite of behaving or done in a determined and forceful way
“His argument, both weak and unpersuasive, was met with silence from the audience.”
Opposite of based on, or displaying, common sense
“Of course, the moment I got there it was clear that all my concerns were completely groundless.”
Opposite of having power and influence over others
“It was a disappointingly weak performance by a team supposedly in search of redemption.”
Opposite of having a persuasive effect
“The speaker's words were highly uncompelling in motivating the crowd to take action.”
Opposite of causing or tending to cause addiction
Opposite of overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong
“Washington was shocked and amazed that Howe made no effort to attack his weak army.”
Opposite of reliable and unfailing
“Your lack of empathy is a testament to your flawed virtue, of which you should be ashamed.”
Opposite of having the ability to enchant or allure
“I am not always on top of my housecleaning, but even on my worst days, my place has never looked so disgusting!”
Opposite of superior in frequency or dominant
“The most alarming but also the most infrequent type of reaction is that which might be classified as a circulatory shock.”
Opposite of requiring immediate attention
“Once the baby was in a settled state, we were able to leave the room.”
Opposite of making strict requirements
Opposite of required or commanded by authority
“All donations are voluntary and tax-deductible.”
Opposite of signifying or carrying a special meaning
“His mind wandered as he stared straight through me with a blank look.”
Opposite of having an exciting, exotic or fascinating quality
“There was absolutely no atmosphere and it was akin to being marooned on an unexotic island, with no one offering to top up our teapot.”
Opposite of present participle for force to act
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