un·​con·​vinc·​ing | \ ˌən-kən-ˈvin(t)-siŋ How to pronounce unconvincing (audio) \

Definition of unconvincing

: not convincing : implausible an unconvincing argument

Other Words from unconvincing

unconvincingly \ ˌən-​kən-​ˈvin(t)-​siŋ-​lē How to pronounce unconvincing (audio) \ adverb
unconvincingness noun

Examples of unconvincing in a Sentence

His arguments for changing the rules were unconvincing. a novel with unconvincing characters
Recent Examples on the Web The production’s video elements — digital static, projections of social media accounts, the Egyptian army’s unconvincing drowning — merely distracted from this human element. New York Times, 8 July 2022 Some leading Republicans, including Texas Sen. John Cornyn, have called the latest lawsuit legally unconvincing. Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune, 10 Dec. 2020 Federal judges ruled that Trump overstepped his authority in ordering TikTok to shut down, finding that the administration’s hypothetical concerns about TikTok’s security risks were unconvincing. Todd Spangler, Variety, 29 June 2022 The results were unconvincing: if anything, the non-responders had slightly higher baseline ferritin and lower C-reactive protein than the responders. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 11 Sep. 2020 Flashbacks throughout the decades crop up between characters in unconvincing old age makeup addressing the camera, documentary style, with sweeping decrees about the true nature of Angelyne, fame, and everything in between. Caroline Framke, Variety, 18 May 2022 Many of these photos are fuzzy, out of focus, indistinguishable, and otherwise unconvincing. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, 29 Mar. 2022 Both Tim Story’s 2005 Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer were campy fun that struggled with unconvincing special effects and overall silliness. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 May 2022 Its middle expands on Gaspery’s life, taking him from a listless 20-something to a somewhat unconvincing new candidate at the Time Institute. Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unconvincing

1653, in the meaning defined above

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“Unconvincing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconvincing. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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