unpersuaded

adjective

un·​per·​suad·​ed ˌən-pər-ˈswā-dəd How to pronounce unpersuaded (audio)
: not convinced to do or believe something : not persuaded
… indicate that the public views the stock market quite properly as a lottery and is unpersuaded by arguments about its being a mechanism for the allocation of investment …Paul Seabright

Examples of unpersuaded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The judge seemed unpersuaded, but did not make a ruling immediately. Katrina Kaufman, CBS News, 25 Apr. 2024 There are questions about whether such groups are effective at drawing unpersuaded voters to the Republican fold. Akayla Gardner, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Jan. 2023 Color me just a teeny bit unpersuaded. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2023 Despite efforts by Clapper to explain that the intelligence community had not relied on the dossier to arrive at its assessments of Russia's 2016 election interference – and had not leaked the document to the media – Trump remained unpersuaded and embittered. Olivia Gazis, CBS News, 1 Dec. 2021 The senator remained unpersuaded, promoting the exchange in at least a dozen fundraising emails, on his popular podcast and again Tuesday, on Twitter. Dallas News, 15 June 2022 The Bauman family, which has been farming for over a century, was unpersuaded. oregonlive, 26 Oct. 2022 Bowers, who testified Tuesday to the Jan. 6 committee in Washington, was unpersuaded, but did examine Maricopa County's election headquarters to learn more about the vote-counting process. Ronald J. Hansen, The Arizona Republic, 23 June 2022 The Court of Appeals was unpersuaded on both questions. Nicholas Fandos, New York Times, 27 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1535, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpersuaded was circa 1535

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“Unpersuaded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpersuaded. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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