Examples of persuasive in a Sentence
We weren't shown any persuasive evidence that he had committed the crime.
a persuasive argument for increasing funding of the city's library system
Recent Examples of persuasive from the Web
Business Insider's Josh Barro makes a persuasive case that the tax bill actually does more to benefit individuals than most people are giving it credit for.
Brian Fagan’s is the first general survey of its kind, and it is packed with intriguing details (like the Chinese training cormorants to catch fish for them) as well as with persuasive generalisation.
An argument must be made for continued involvement in a war, and the people sense when the argument just isn’t persuasive enough.
Americans in the survey were far less likely to find the FCC's arguments for repeal persuasive, and far more likely to agree with arguments for keeping the regulations.
The argument suggested that no one on the bench found the line Oil States was trying to draw very persuasive.
Yet after three major scandals in less than a decade — the first stemming from his dalliance with Karen Sypher — Pitino's plausible deniability is less persuasive and his reservoir of goodwill has run dry.
Irsmcher is persuasive that Eastman was compensating for a decline in his political influence and a dimming of his myth.
As a result of these varied imprints, the greatest challenge for director Augustin Correro is to bridle all that youthful passion into a vision that coheres as both persuasive social commentary and believable storytelling.
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First Known Use of persuasive
Synonymscompelling, conclusive, convincing, decisive, effective, forceful, cogent, satisfying, strong, telling
Antonymsinconclusive, indecisive, ineffective, uncompelling, unconvincing, unpersuasive
Related Wordsauthoritative, definitive; sound, valid, well-founded; important, significant, weighty; material, pertinent, relevant
Near Antonymsgroundless, invalid, shaky, unfounded, unsound; inconsequential, insignificant, unimportant; immaterial, irrelevant; feeble, weak
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