un·​con·​vinced | \ ˌən-kən-ˈvin(t)st How to pronounce unconvinced (audio) \

Definition of unconvinced

: not brought to believe or accept something by argument : not convinced was unconvinced the business would succeed They remain unconvinced by her new evidence …— Michael Casey

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Recent Examples on the Web However, experts remain unconvinced a vaccine proven to be safe and effective will be available this calendar year. NBC News, "Visitor to Lake of Ozarks, criticized over crowded party, has COVID-19," 30 May 2020 While leaders in other states already have released certain groups of offenders or are considering doing so, Ducey has remained unconvinced, even as Arizona corrections officials confirmed two inmates had tested positive for the virus. Maria Polletta, azcentral, "Terminally ill prisoner dies hours after Ducey grants early release recommended in February," 8 Apr. 2020 Detractors remain unconvinced Not everyone agrees with that statement. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "Two Alaska state lottery plans are about to be debated. Here’s how they’d work.," 15 Feb. 2020 As has happened in other states with similar laws, the bill imperils the conscience rights of people of faith, as well as those who remain unconvinced that a man can become a woman just by saying so. John Hirschauer, National Review, "Ralph Northam’s Transformation of Virginia," 17 Apr. 2020 But as the market absorbed the very modest effects of the Fed's action, traders remained unconvinced that even such unprecedented measures will offset the financial blow. NBC News, "Dow slides 3,000 points in grisly day on Wall Street, despite massive intervention from Fed," 16 Mar. 2020 Still, many Democratic lawmakers were unconvinced and some said the briefing struck them as an attempt to minimize the threat from Russia. Nicholas Fandos, New York Times, "Intelligence Officials Temper Russia Warnings, Prompting Accusations of Political Influence," 11 Mar. 2020 The Italy international's presence has seen fan favourite N'Golo Kante shifted to a less familiar position, with supporters unconvinced Jorginho has the talent to justify such an alteration. SI.com, "Jorginho's Agent Reveals Italian Midfielder's Plans for Chelsea Future," 9 Sep. 2019 For those who are unconvinced of the risks, look to Hong Kong. Eliza Mackintosh, CNN, "What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, March 23," 23 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of unconvinced

1675, in the meaning defined above

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“Unconvinced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconvinced. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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: not completely sure or certain about something : not convinced

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