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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Recent Examples on the Web Warrants that comply with the Fourth Amendment wouldn’t count as a taking, Roberts added, nor would inspections that were required to obtain a health and safety license of some sort. Justice Stephen Breyer was unpersuaded by Roberts’ reasoning. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 23 June 2021 Once again unpersuaded, Auth0 declined to be bought. Robert Hackett, Fortune, 3 May 2021 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel was one of the most outspoken foes of the 2015 nuclear deal and remains unpersuaded that Iran can be trusted to abandon its nuclear ambitions under any agreement. New York Times, 18 Feb. 2021 When Walker polled her congregation afterward, at least half were unpersuaded. Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2020 During oral arguments in September, the appeals court judges seemed equally unpersuaded. Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY, 13 Oct. 2020 Justice Clarence Thomas seemed equally unpersuaded. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, 8 Oct. 2020 Those who agreed with me agreed with me; those who did not remained unpersuaded. George Saunders, The New Yorker, 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, 7 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of unpersuaded

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 24 Jul. 2021.

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