- 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
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Examples from the Web for unconvincingly
Davis said with an unconvincingly ironic and skeptical air, "Indeed, why not?"Creatures of the Abyss
All that is unconvincing, but you know you write just as unconvincingly.Letters of Anton Chekhov
He wished that she would not so unconvincingly pretend that self-indulgence was not what it was.The Roll-Call
Babbitt thundered, Mrs. Babbitt wept, Ted was unconvincingly defiant, and Verona in confusion as to whose side she was taking.Babbitt
All those pains, those lover's doubts, those heart-burnings and tremors of which he had written so unconvincingly were his.The Voice of the City</p>
- credible or plausible
- mainly law persuading by evidence or argument
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