convincing

[ kuh n-vin-sing ]
/ kənˈvɪn sɪŋ /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. conviction,
  2. convictions,
  3. convictive,
  4. convince,
  5. convinced,
  6. convival,
  7. convive,
  8. convivial,
  9. convo,
  10. convocate

Origin of convincing

First recorded in 1605–15; convince + -ing2

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for unconvincing

unconvincing

/ (ˌʌnkənˈvɪnsɪŋ) /

adjective

not credible or plausible

convincing

/ (kənˈvɪnsɪŋ) /

adjective

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

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