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.
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 unconvincingly
Contemporary Examples of unconvincingly
After years of unconvincingly pretending to be something other than what I was, I let my friends and family know the truth.
Even the mention of partisan politics has been unconvincingly forbidden.
Historical Examples of unconvincingly
Davis said with an unconvincingly ironic and skeptical air, "Indeed, why not?"
All that is unconvincing, but you know you write just as unconvincingly.
He wished that she would not so unconvincingly pretend that self-indulgence was not what it was.
Babbitt thundered, Mrs. Babbitt wept, Ted was unconvincingly defiant, and Verona in confusion as to whose side she was taking.
All those pains, those lover's doubts, those heart-burnings and tremors of which he had written so unconvincingly were his.
British Dictionary definitions for unconvincingly
Derived Formsconvincingly, adverbconvincingness, noun
credible or plausible
mainly law persuading by evidence or argument
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