convincing
convincing convincing adj. causing one to believe the truth of something; having the power to influence or convince; cogent; -- of evidence or testimony; as, a convincing manner. Opposite of {unconvincing}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {disenchanting, disillusioning}] [Also See: {persuasive}.]

Syn: cogent, potent. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • convincing — n. a successful persuasion. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • convincing — convincing; un·convincing; …   English syllables

  • convincing — compelling, telling, cogent, *valid, sound Analogous words: proving, demonstrating (see PROVE): persuading or persuasive, inducing (see corresponding verbs at INDUCE): forceful, forcible, potent, *powerful …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • convincing — ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to convince. 2) (of a victory or a winner) leaving no margin of doubt. DERIVATIVES convincingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • convincing — [kənvin′siŋ] adj. causing one to feel sure or to believe or agree; persuading as by evidence; cogent SYN. VALID convincingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • convincing */*/ — UK [kənˈvɪnsɪŋ] / US adjective 1) a) something that is convincing makes you believe that it is true or persuades you to do something a convincing argument/explanation He will demand convincing evidence before he adopts a new theory. b) someone… …   English dictionary

  • convincing — con|vinc|ing [ kən vınsıŋ ] adjective ** 1. ) something that is convincing makes you believe that it is true or persuades you to do something: He will demand convincing evidence before he adopts a new theory. a convincing argument/explanation a ) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • convincing — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, seem, sound ▪ find sth ▪ I found his argument pretty convincing. ▪ make sth …   Collocations dictionary

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