convincing

[ kuhn-vin-sing ]
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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

1
First recorded in 1605–15; convince + -ing2

Other words from convincing

  • con·vinc·ing·ly, adverb
  • con·vinc·ing·ness, noun
  • half-con·vinc·ing, adjective
  • half-con·vinc·ing·ly, adverb
  • un·con·vinc·ing, adjective
  • un·con·vinc·ing·ly, adverb

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How to use convincing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for convincing

convincing

/ (kənˈvɪnsɪŋ) /


adjective
  1. credible or plausible

  2. mainly law persuading by evidence or argument

Derived forms of convincing

  • convincingly, adverb
  • convincingness, noun

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