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 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 Milton’s contemporaries, however, were unpersuaded: Parliament passed its licensing law, which remained in place until 1695. John J. Miller, WSJ, 6 May 2022 When Pence was unpersuaded, the judge wrote, Trump sent Eastman to review the plan with Pence's lawyer. John Wagner, BostonGlobe.com, 28 Mar. 2022 Peters said that Manchin, a centrist Democrat, is on board with the climate action outlined in the bill but is unpersuaded about some of the social support measures. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Dec. 2021 But the board was unpersuaded, voting near-unanimously to uphold the sanction. Hannah Natanson, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Dec. 2021 But a handful of Democrats are unpersuaded, holding to a view that was more widespread in the early Obama years, focusing on the risks of debt and spending. New York Times, 19 Oct. 2021 Still, many farmers and scientists remain unpersuaded. New York Times, 6 July 2021 See More

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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 3 Oct. 2022.

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