Definition of unconvincing in English:


Line breaks: un|con¦vin¦cing
Pronunciation: /ʌnkənˈvɪnsɪŋ


1Failing to make someone believe that something is true or valid: she felt the lie was unconvincing
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  • One reviewer finds Perkins' story implausible and unconvincing, except perhaps to conspiracy buffs.
  • I found the principal love story to be quite unconvincing.
  • So the Journal's assurance that there is no story here is profoundly unconvincing.
1.1Failing to impress: a slightly bizarre and unconvincing fusion of musical forces
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  • You can believe this from his unconvincing performance.
  • Real's defence of the cup has so far been unconvincing, even in last week's defeat of the Russians, but they are in little danger of failing to qualify.
  • Celtic lost to Basel in the Champions League, to Motherwell in the SPL, and were unconvincing last weekend against Hibs.
improbable, unlikely, implausible; incredible, scarcely credible, unbelievable, difficult to believe, beyond belief, questionable, dubious, doubtful; strained, laboured, ponderous, forced, far-fetched, remote, unrealistic, fanciful, fantastic, strange; feeble, weak, unsound, thin, transparent, poor, lame, trifling, shallow, inadequate, unsatisfactory, ineffectual, half-baked, pathetic
informal hard to swallow/take



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  • As the Readers and Writers Festival Closing Performance, Munro read a yet-unpublished story from what she is saying - unconvincingly - will be her last book.
  • ‘But 40 is the new 30,’ insists Sean, rather unconvincingly.
  • I think the men in the garage would then maybe smile, but unconvincingly and maybe say, ‘Yeah, all right mate.’

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