unpersuaded

adjective
un·​per·​suad·​ed | \ ˌən-pər-ˈswā-dəd How to pronounce unpersuaded (audio) \

Definition of unpersuaded

: 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

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At least two of the three judges on the federal appeals court panel hearing Trump's challenge appeared unpersuaded by the president's arguments that Congress' oversight powers don't give it the authority to examine presidential corruption. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "Trump faces uphill battle to keep financial records from Congress after lawyers clash in appeals court," 12 July 2019 Some were simply unpersuaded that the use of force was the best available option for combating the Iraqi threat. Hal Brands, National Review, "Lessons from the Iraq War," 20 June 2019 Those who were unpersuaded by a seventh FBI background check won’t be persuaded by an eighth, ninth or 10th one, either. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "Democrats Rage Against the Judiciary," 9 Oct. 2018 Left unmentioned is the fact that Lincoln’s First Inaugural, however artful legally, had left seceding states unpersuaded and unreconciled. Harold Holzer, WSJ, "‘Uncivil Warriors’ Review: Lawyers at Civil War," 29 July 2018 Even what should be a climactic moment leaves us both unpersuaded and unmoved. Don Aucoin, BostonGlobe.com, "Gloucester Stage’s ‘Madame Defarge’ can’t knit together a compelling story," 22 May 2018 The jury was unpersuaded after nurses and aides testified about how Allenbrooke would add staffing for state inspections while the rest of the time their pleas for more support went unheeded. Jordan Rau, New York Times, "Care Suffers as More Nursing Homes Feed Money Into Corporate Webs," 2 Jan. 2018 The lack of traction in extension talks over the past few years have all parties — the team, his representatives and even Machado — unpersuaded that the home-grown talent will ultimately remain in Baltimore. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, "Winter meetings could give Orioles clarity on Manny Machado's long-term future with club," 10 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of unpersuaded

circa 1535, in the meaning defined above

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