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  • n. The state or quality of being convincing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The power of convincing, or the quality of being convincing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The power of convincing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the power of argument or evidence to cause belief


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  • It is true that intuition has a convincingness which is lacking to intellect: while it is present, it is almost impossible to doubt its truth.

    Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays

  • He cannot be unreal -- the "convincingness" of his most sordid as of his most splendid passages; of his most fantastic

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • If this Cathedral had existed tor five centuries instead of "two decades, would it have gathered a kind of convincingness with the scratches of feet and the erosion of weather?

    The Quiet American

  • At the back door, out of inexorable necessity, in developed and convincingness and sincerity laid down by all authorities on the art of the short story.


  • "It's my property," the latter asserted with an air of legal convincingness.


  • It almost seemed to the captain that the blissful moment had already arrived, such was the persuasive convincingness of McCoy.


  • In your opinion, where does FANL rank among other famous treatments of anarcho-capitalism in terms of the convincingness of the text?

    EconLog Book Club Round-up: Ask Me Any Question About For a New Liberty, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • But while DH levels don't set a lower bound on the convincingness of a reply, they do set an upper bound.

    How to Disagree

  • Rudy Giuliani is in as much denial about his chance to win the Republican nomination as he was about the convincingness of his mayor-era comb-over.

    Murder on Denial

  • These states are not simply unpleasant sensations, for they bring "a feeling of coming from a deeper region and often have an appalling convincingness" (V, 136).

    William James


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