compelling adj: that compels: tending to demand action or to convincea compelling need for disclosurea compelling argument
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
absolute, assertive, authoritative, binding, categorical, coercive, commanding, compulsive, compulsory, constraining, decisive, dominant, driving, emphatic, enforcing, forcible, gravis, great, impelling, imperative, incisive, inducive, influential, involuntary, irresistible, necessary, obligatory, obsessing, obsessional, obsessive, of necessity, omnipotent, overpowering, overriding, overruling, overwhelming, peremptory, potent, predominant, preeminent, preponderant, pressing, propulsive, puissant, strong, thrustful, trenchant, unavoidable, validus, vehemens, vigorous, weighty
associated concepts: compelling interest, compelling necessity, compelling need
binding, causal, cogent, compulsory, considerable, convincing, decisive, dictatorial, eloquent, exigent, forcible, important (urgent), impulsive (impelling), insistent, irresistible, material (important), necessary (inescapable), necessary (required), obligatory, persuasive, potent, powerful, sound, stringent, strong, unavoidable (inevitable), undeniable, urgent
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006