- 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 unconvincing
While Baldwin is an unconvincing gay rights activist, he seems to have an ulterior motive in writing this article.How Likable Is Alec Baldwin After His ‘New York Magazine’ Confessional?
February 26, 2014
Everything seemed too hackneyed or unconvincing or simply impossible.A Mathematically Impossible Novel: Manil Suri Explains “The City of Devi”
March 15, 2013
This is the usual defense that these companies make and I just find it completely shallow and unconvincing.The Internet Won’t Save Us: Evgeny Morozov’s Stand Against Technology Solutionism
March 5, 2013
For them, and for Romney, that tactic would have come across as unconvincing—because it was and is utterly untrue.Romney’s Lame Speech Might Have Gone Better Had He Learned From Bush 1 and Al Gore
September 1, 2012
The Ryan-Romney ticket has its answers, contrived and unconvincing.How Obama Will Cash In on Paul Ryan: Medicare, Taxes, Education & More
August 13, 2012
The fault that most people will find with this story is that it is unconvincing.Sketches in Lavender, Blue and Green
Jerome K. Jerome
Mr. Gairdner's arguments as to dates were unconvincing, in this his first article.The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories
Yet he somehow felt that his laugh was feeble and unconvincing.
But an unconvincing message would be worse than no message at all.Planet of the Damned
And this assumption of "direction" is unconvincing, if not suicidal in character.Theism or Atheism
- not credible or plausible
- credible or plausible
- mainly law persuading by evidence or argument
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