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

Examples of unpersuaded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those who agreed with me agreed with me; those who did not remained unpersuaded. George Saunders, The New Yorker, "Love Letter," 30 Mar. 2020 But many in the nation’s conservative government remained unpersuaded—as if 2019 being the hottest and driest year on record had little to do with the readiness of the land to ignite. Aaron Timms, The New Republic, "Australia’s Infernal Denial," 7 Jan. 2020 Trump and his Republican allies on Capitol Hill say the entire impeachment inquiry is illegitimate and are unpersuaded by the House resolution formally setting out next steps. Lisa Mascaro, Time, "John Bolton Summoned as Impeachment Inquiry Heads Toward a Vote," 1 Nov. 2019 Trump and his Republican allies on Capitol Hill say the entire impeachment inquiry is illegitimate and are unpersuaded by the House resolution formally setting out next steps. Washington Post, "Bolton summoned; 1st big vote set on impeachment probe," 31 Oct. 2019 Trump and his Republican allies on Capitol Hill say the entire impeachment inquiry is illegitimate and are unpersuaded by the House resolution formally setting out next steps. BostonGlobe.com, "Both witnesses were instructed by the administration to not testify but appeared in response to subpoenas from the House, according to a statement from their attorney Mark MacDougall.," 31 Oct. 2019 Trump and his Republican allies on Capitol Hill say the entire impeachment inquiry is illegitimate and are unpersuaded by the House resolution formally setting out next steps. Lisa Mascaro, chicagotribune.com, "Former national security adviser John Bolton summoned to testify in House impeachment inquiry of Trump," 30 Oct. 2019 According to media reports, DAG Rosen was unpersuaded; the Justice Department thus advised the McCabe defense team in an email that their appeal has been rejected, and that any further questions should be taken up with U.S. Attorney Liu’s office. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "Why It’s Unlikely the McCabe Grand Jury Voted against Indictment," 14 Sep. 2019 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

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circa 1535, in the meaning defined above

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“Unpersuaded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpersuaded. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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