unconvincing


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un·con·vinc·ing

 (ŭn′kən-vĭn′sĭng)
adj.
Not convincing: gave an unconvincing excuse.

un′con·vinc′ing·ly adv.
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unconvincing

(ˌʌnkənˈvɪnsɪŋ)
adj
not credible or plausible
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unconvincing - not convincing; "unconvincing argument"; "as unconvincing as a forced smile"
incredible, unbelievable - beyond belief or understanding; "at incredible speed"; "the book's plot is simply incredible"
convincing - causing one to believe the truth of something; "a convincing story"; "a convincing manner"
2.unconvincing - having a probability too low to inspire belief
implausible - having a quality that provokes disbelief; "gave the teacher an implausible excuse"
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unconvincing

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unconvincing

adjective
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Translations
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unconvincing

[ˈʌnkənˈvɪnsɪŋ] ADJpoco convincente
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unconvincing

[ˌʌnkənˈvɪnsɪŋ] adj
[argument, excuse, explanation] → peu convaincant(e)
[plot, character] → peu convaincant(e)
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unconvincing

adjnicht überzeugend; rather unconvincingwenig überzeugend; to become unconvincingan Überzeugungskraft verlieren; to look/sound unconvincingnicht überzeugend aussehen/klingen
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unconvincing

[ˌʌnkənˈvɪnsɪŋ] adjnon convincente, poco persuasivo/a
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References in classic literature ?
His arguments were labored and unconvincing. He doubted if Janet would accept any excuse--forgetting that Edna had offered none.
His discourses on indifferent subjects will divert as well as instruct, and if either in these, or in the relation of Father Lobo, any argument shall appear unconvincing, or description obscure, they are defects incident to all mankind, which, however, are not too rashly to be imputed to the authors, being sometimes, perhaps, more justly chargeable on the translator.
"Very interesting, but just a little unconvincing."
I took my handkerchief to my face; now that I thought of it, there had been something familiar in the old man's gait, as well as something rather youthful for his apparent years; his very beard seemed unconvincing, now that I recalled it in the light of this horrible revelation.
'The way this government has dealt with the entire matter is unconvincing and a lot remains to be answered.'
SAINT PETERSBURGPhilippe Coutinho and Neymar scored in injury time as Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 to edge towards the last 16 of the World Cup on Friday despite another unconvincing performance.Having been frustrated for almost the entire game, Coutinho poked the ball past Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas one minute into stoppage time before Neymar's volley wrapped up the points for a relieved Brazil.
Chandimal had pleaded not guilty of the ball-tampering charge but the defence he gave during the hearing was termed 'unconvincing" by the match referee.
Former rapper and now EastEnders star Richard Blackwood is wholly unconvincing as a gangster.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian government slammed the allegations of an alleged chemical attack in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, as an "unconvincing broken record", while NATO states have blamed the Syrian army for the alleged use of chemical weapons in Damascus province.
Hence, the foreign minister's statement is unconvincing and do not change the reality.
In a dramatic career swerve, Daniel Radcliffe goes from wizardry to white supremacy in a well-told but unconvincing undercover drama.
In a dramatic career swerve, wee Daniel Radcliffe goes from wizardry to white supremacy in a well-told but unconvincing undercover drama.