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cogency

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Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊdʒ(ə)nsi
 
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Definition of cogency in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The quality of being clear, logical, and convincing; lucidity: the cogency of this argument
More example sentences
  • If this post lacks my usual cogency and clarity, let me know.
  • It was replete with mathematical formulas and stated his case with a rare cogency and persuasiveness.
  • Their basic message that peace and security depend on just economic and political practices continues to have cogency and power.
Synonyms
strength, force, power, potency, weight, plausibility, effectiveness, efficacy, soundness, validity, foundation;
impressiveness, eloquence, persuasiveness, credibility, influence, conclusiveness, unanswerability, authoritativeness, authority;
logic, logicality, reasonableness, rationality, lucidity, coherence, good organization, orderliness, methodicalness, clarity, articulateness, consistency, relevance

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