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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The committee members also appeared unconvinced, calling Nix's attacks on Wylie irrelevant. Issie Lapowsky, WIRED, "Former Cambridge Analytica CEO Faces His Ghosts in Parliament," 6 June 2018 But many Northeast Ohio travelers remain unconvinced. Susan Glaser, cleveland.com, "Northeast Ohio travelers leery about travel to Dominican Republic, change plans in wake of American deaths abroad," 26 June 2019 Despite a grainy video that purports to show Iranian military personnel removing an unexploded limpet mine from the side of one of the two ships attacked, allies in the region and elsewhere remain unconvinced by U.S. claims of Iranian culpability. Joseph Hincks, Time, "How U.S. Allies in the Middle East are Responding to Rising Tensions with Iran," 18 June 2019 The ruling issued Tuesday shows Bailey was unconvinced by the state’s explanations. oregonlive.com, "Judge holds Oregon in contempt, finding state violates mentally ill defendants’ rights," 4 June 2019 Schenkat remains unconvinced, saying Sacco's salary is not in line with other comparable cities around the country. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Scottsdale tourism executive tops metro Phoenix for pay. Some residents are asking why," 10 June 2019 Plans for fewer layoffs had divided senior executives and left investors unconvinced, people familiar with internal bank discussions told WSJ. Deutsche Welle, USA TODAY, "Deutsche Bank confirms it's laying off thousands more staff," 24 May 2018 United were seemingly unconvinced by Morata's potential to thrive in the Premier League, an assessment proven to be correct in hindsight after a poor debut season with Chelsea and moved quickly. SI.com, "On This Day in 2017: Manchester United Signed Romelu Lukaku From Everton in £75m Deal," 10 July 2018 But President Xi Jinpingseems unconvinced that deep-seated, market-friendly reforms are necessary. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "How China’s SOEs Squeeze Private Firms," 7 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of unconvinced

1675, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unconvinced

: not completely sure or certain about something : not convinced

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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