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cogency

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  1. 1 the capacity to persuade the cogency of Thomas Paine's celebrated case for American independence Synonyms of cogency authority, conclusiveness, convincingness, effectiveness, force, forcefulness, persuasion, persuasiveness, suasiveness Words Related to cogency impact, might, power, punch, strength, weight; believability, credibility, soundness, validity; authoritativeness, definitiveness; influence, sway; appeal, seductiveness Near Antonyms of cogency invalidity, shakiness, unsoundness; feebleness, powerlessness, weakness Antonyms of cogency inconclusiveness, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness

  2. 2 the quality of an utterance that provokes interest and produces an effect satirical comments of great cogency Synonyms of cogency punch, effectiveness, force, forcefulness, impact, pointWords Related to cogency payoff; importance, significance; appeal, attraction, charm, fascination


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