Definition of convincing in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈvinsiNG/


1Capable of causing someone to believe that something is true or real: there is no convincing evidence that advertising influences total alcohol consumption to make the detective’s character convincing, she did extensive research
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  • There is no real convincing evidence for this, yet it was cited as one of the main anti-legalisation arguments for years.
  • It is unlikely that a figure will emerge in the next few months capable of posing a convincing challenge to the incumbent.
  • This study provides convincing evidence that upping our intake of fish oils is likely to offer considerable health benefits in the long term.
cogent, persuasive, plausible, powerful, potent, strong, forceful, compelling, irresistible, telling, conclusive
1.1(Of a victory or a winner) leaving no margin of doubt; clear: the team cruised to a convincing win
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  • Last year the Tories won a convincing victory to take one of Labour's three seats, and will be hoping to take another this time round.
  • Alternating in power with FitzGerald, he won a convincing victory in 1987.
  • Despite the convincing victory, Lula's road to the presidential palace was long and bumpy.

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Syllabification: con·vinc·ing

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