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[kuh n-vin-sing] /kənˈvɪn sɪŋ/
persuading or assuring by argument or evidence:
They gave a convincing demonstration of the car's safety features.
appearing worthy of belief; plausible:
The excuse was not convincing.
Origin of convincing
First recorded in 1605-15; convince + -ing2
Related forms
convincingly, adverb
convincingness, noun
half-convincing, adjective
half-convincingly, adverb
unconvincing, adjective
unconvincingly, adverb Unabridged
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  • Mrs. Congdon, altogether lovely and bearing all the marks of breeding, had lied quite as convincingly as Sally Walker.

    Blacksheep! Blacksheep! Meredith Nicholson
  • "If it had been, Mr. Brown, he would have told me," she said convincingly.

    A Spoil of Office Hamlin Garland
  • Never has the unity and character of the book been demonstrated so convincingly and conclusively.

  • How convincingly this speaks to women, "Be not ashamed of anything, but to be ashamed."

    The Truth About Woman C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • This may be convincingly evidenced divers ways, particularly from, 1.

    The Divine Right of Church Government Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London
British Dictionary definitions for convincingly


credible or plausible
(mainly law) persuading by evidence or argument
Derived Forms
convincingly, adverb
convincingness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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