un·​per·​sua·​sive ˌən-pər-ˈswā-siv How to pronounce unpersuasive (audio)
: not able or tending to persuade : not persuasive
an unpersuasive argument
unpersuasively adverb

Examples of unpersuasive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lefkow found many of the defendants’ assertions unpersuasive. Michael McCann, Sportico.com, 2 July 2024 Instead, TikTok paid lip service to transparency by embarking on Project Texas, an unpersuasive project meant to assuage fears about Chinese spying by moving TikTok’s U.S. user data to data servers owned by the American company Oracle. Kevin Roose, New York Times, 14 Mar. 2024 The argument made by Paramount’s lawyers — that the monopoly existed only in the DOJ’s mind — proved unpersuasive. Thomas Doherty, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Feb. 2024 Judge Sidney Stein found the argument from Menendez's legal team unpersuasive. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 28 Dec. 2023 See all Example Sentences for unpersuasive 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1651, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpersuasive was circa 1651

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“Unpersuasive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpersuasive. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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