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convincingadjective

uk   us   /kənˈvɪn.sɪŋ/
C1 able to make you ​believe that something is ​true or ​right: a convincing ​argument/​explanation convincing ​evidence The end of the ​book wasn't very convincing.a convincing win/victory a victory in which the ​person or ​team that ​wins is much ​better than the ​person or ​team they are ​competing against: They ​won a convincing ​victory.

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convincingly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
She ​spoke convincingly of the need for a more ​humaneprisonsystem.
(Definition of convincing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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convincingadjective

 us   /kənˈvɪn·sɪŋ/
able to ​cause someone to ​believe something or to do something: a convincing ​argument Radtke is a ​pretty convincing ​actor.
convincingly
adverb  us   /kənˈvɪn·sɪŋ·li/
They ​argued convincingly that ​freemarkets are not always ​efficient.
(Definition of convincing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “convincing”
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人信服的, 有说服力的…
in Turkish inandırıcı, ikna edici…
in Russian убедительный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人信服的, 有說服力的…
in Polish przekonujący…
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