[kuh n-vin-sing]
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  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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. not credible or plausible


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