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convincing

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of convincing

  1. having the power to persuade convincing evidence for the guilt of the accused Synonyms of convincing compelling, conclusive, cogent, decisive, effective, forceful, persuasive, satisfying, strong, tellingWords Related to convincing authoritative, definitive; sound, valid, well-founded; important, significant, weighty; material, pertinent, relevantNear Antonyms of convincing groundless, invalid, shaky, unfounded, unsound; inconsequential, insignificant, unimportant; immaterial, irrelevant; feeble, weakAntonyms of convincing inconclusive, indecisive, ineffective, uncompelling, unconvincing, unpersuasive

Synonym Discussion of convincing

valid, sound, cogent, convincing, telling mean having such force as to compel serious attention and usually acceptance. valid implies being supported by objective truth or generally accepted authority.
    • a valid reason for being absent
    • a valid marriage
sound implies a basis of flawless reasoning or of solid grounds.
    • a sound proposal for reviving the economy
cogent may stress either weight of sound argument and evidence or lucidity of presentation.
    • the prosecutor's cogent summation won over the jury
convincing suggests a power to overcome doubt, opposition, or reluctance to accept.
    • a convincing argument for welfare reform
telling stresses an immediate and crucial effect striking at the heart of a matter.
    • a telling example of bureaucratic waste

convincing

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of convincing

  1. the act of reasoning or pleading with someone to accept a belief or course of action it will take a great deal of convincing to make them see our point of view Synonyms of convincing conversion, persuasion, inducement, inducing, persuading, suasionWords Related to convincing blandishment, cajolement, cajolery, coaxing, entreaty, exhortation, urging, wheedling; seduction, tempting; influencing, prompting, swaying; lobbying, pressuring; brainwashing, overpersuasion



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