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convincing

[kuhn-vin-sing]
adjective
1.
persuading or assuring by argument or evidence: They gave a convincing demonstration of the car's safety features.
2.
appearing worthy of belief; plausible: The excuse was not convincing.

Origin:
1605–15; convince + -ing2

convincingly, adverb
convincingness, noun
half-convincing, adjective
half-convincingly, adverb
unconvincing, adjective
unconvincingly, adverb
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convincing (kənˈvɪnsɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  credible or plausible
2.  chiefly law persuading by evidence or argument
 
convincingly
 
adv
 
convincingness
 
n

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convince
1530, "to overcome in argument," from L. convincere "to overcome decisively," from com- intensive prefix + vincere "to conquer" (see victor). Meaning "to firmly persuade" is from c.1600. Related: Convinced (pp. adj., 1680s); convincing (1610s); convincingly (1640s).
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