unconvincing

unconvincing
un|con|vinc|ing [ ,ʌnkən`vınsıŋ ] adjective
1. ) not capable of persuading you that something is true or right:
an unconvincing argument for increasing sales tax
2. ) an unconvincing character, story, or performance is difficult to believe or enjoy, because it does not seem real or likely:
a series of unconvincing plot twists
3. ) if someone has an unconvincing smile, laugh, etc. you do not completely believe that it shows what they really feel or think
╾ un|con|vinc|ing|ly adverb

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • unconvincing — index doubtful, implausible, incredible, ludicrous, problematic, suspicious (questionable), unbelievable …   Law dictionary

  • unconvincing — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ failing to convince or impress. DERIVATIVES unconvincingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • unconvincing — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unconvincing — [[t]ʌ̱nkənvɪ̱nsɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something such as an argument or explanation as unconvincing, you find it difficult to believe because it does not seem real. Mr Patel phoned the University for an explanation, and he was given …   English dictionary

  • unconvincing — un|con|vinc|ing [ˌʌnkənˈvınsıŋ] adj failing to make you believe that something is true or real ▪ an unconvincing smile ▪ an unconvincing explanation ▪ Some readers will find the arguments unconvincing. >unconvincingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unconvincing — UK [ˌʌnkənˈvɪnsɪŋ] / US adjective 1) not capable of persuading you that something is true or right an unconvincing argument for increasing indirect tax 2) an unconvincing character, story, or performance is difficult to believe or enjoy, because… …   English dictionary

  • unconvincing — /ʌnkənˈvɪnsɪŋ/ (say unkuhn vinsing) adjective 1. not convincing: an unconvincing performance. 2. not credible: an unconvincing excuse. –unconvincingly, adverb …  

  • unconvincing — adjective Date: 1653 not convincing ; implausible < an unconvincing argument > • unconvincingly adverb • unconvincingness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unconvincing — adjective not convincing, plausible or believable He gave me an unconvincing explanation of the fault, but I have my doubts …   Wiktionary

  • unconvincing — adj.; unconvincingly, adv. * * * …   Universalium

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