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

Examples of unconvinced in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Pugliese, the D.C.S. investigator, seemed unconvinced. Shoshana Walter, New York Times, 29 June 2023 Overall, the organization remains unconvinced that a company whose business model depends on cement and concrete can ever be a champion of a carbon-neutral world. Peter Vanham, Fortune Europe, 8 Nov. 2023 While many on Wall Street are crowing about the end of Fed rate hikes, Jamie Dimon remains unconvinced. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 2 Nov. 2023 More crucially, though, Fairfax County’s zoning administrators were unconvinced that Newport could legally set up there. Teo Armus, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2023 Still, an unconvinced China might only be encouraged to take its own steps to counter the U.S., some analysts say, leading to a buildup of opposing security alliances. Howard Lafranchi, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Aug. 2023 But their perceptions can lag behind the numbers and many remain unconvinced Biden has done a good job handling the economy, polls show, while Republicans are hitting him on it at every turn on the campaign trail. Alexandra Hutzler, ABC News, 6 July 2023 Newsom was unconvinced, writing that unpaid fares cost transit agencies across the state tens of millions of dollars each year and suggesting that reducing penalties for fare evasion could lead to more crimes on transit. Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 17 Oct. 2023 But the precautions were not enough — for the project’s detractors on Capitol Hill or for the scientists who remained unconvinced that such work was safe or likely to ever help anticipate a pandemic. Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times, 16 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unconvinced was in 1675

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“Unconvinced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconvinced. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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