Definition of unconvincing in English:

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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.
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



Pronunciation: /ˌʌnkənˈvɪnsɪŋli/
Example sentences
  • As the Readers and Writers Festival Closing Performance, Munro read a yet-unpublished story from what she is saying - unconvincingly - will be her last book.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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