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cogency

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of cogency

  1. 1 the capacity to persuade <the cogency of Thomas Paine's celebrated case for American independence> Synonyms authority, conclusiveness, convincingness, effectiveness, force, forcefulness, persuasion, persuasiveness, suasiveness Related Words impact, might, power, punch, strength, weight; believability, credibility, soundness, validity; authoritativeness, definitiveness; influence, sway; appeal, seductiveness Near Antonyms invalidity, shakiness, unsoundness; feebleness, powerlessness, weakness Antonyms inconclusiveness, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness

  2. 2 the quality of an utterance that provokes interest and produces an effect <satirical comments of great cogency> Synonyms {h,1}punch, effectiveness, force, forcefulness, impact, pointRelated Words payoff; importance, significance; appeal, attraction, charm, fascination




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