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Definitions and Synonyms of show-stopper | Another word for show-stopper | What is show-stopper?

Definition 1: something that is strikingly attractive or has great popular appeal - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where show-stopper or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she has a show-stopper of a smile
  • the brilliant orange flowers against the green foliage were a showstopper

Synonyms for show-stopper in the sense of this definition

(show-stopper is a kind of ...) the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts

"her personality held a strange attraction for him"

Definition 2: an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for show-stopper in the sense of this definition

(show-stopper is a kind of ...) a short performance that is part of a longer program

"he did his act three times every evening" "she had a catchy little routine" "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"

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