Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Words You've Been Using Wrong

convincing

[kuh n-vin-sing] /kənˈvɪn sɪŋ/
adjective
1.
persuading or assuring by argument or evidence:
They gave a convincing demonstration of the car's safety features.
2.
appearing worthy of belief; plausible:
The excuse was not convincing.
Origin of convincing
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; convince + -ing2
Related forms
convincingly, adverb
convincingness, noun
half-convincing, adjective
half-convincingly, adverb
unconvincing, adjective
unconvincingly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for convincingly
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • "I should like to come with you—I should like it of all things," he said; and he said it convincingly.

  • "Of course we're going to find the right place," she said convincingly.

    Four Girls and a Compact Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • How convincingly this speaks to women, "Be not ashamed of anything, but to be ashamed."

    The Truth About Woman C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • Then, convincingly and ingenuously, I knew you loved me the moment we first met.

    The Fifth String
     
     

    John Philip Sousa
  • "You are wrong, twice," declared the Terrestrial, convincingly.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
British Dictionary definitions for convincingly

convincing

/kənˈvɪnsɪŋ/
adjective
1.
credible or plausible
2.
(mainly law) persuading by evidence or argument
Derived Forms
convincingly, adverb
convincingness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for convincingly

Word Value for convincingly

0
30
Scrabble Words With Friends