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convincing

[kuh n-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.
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Origin of convincing

First recorded in 1605–15; convince + -ing2
Related formscon·vinc·ing·ly, adverbcon·vinc·ing·ness, nounhalf-con·vinc·ing, adjectivehalf-con·vinc·ing·ly, adverbun·con·vinc·ing, adjectiveun·con·vinc·ing·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for convincingly

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  • "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

adjective
  1. credible or plausible
  2. mainly law persuading by evidence or argument
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Derived Formsconvincingly, adverbconvincingness, noun
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