English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'cogent'

(adjective) 
Definition
forcefully convincing
He makes a cogent argument for a more egalitarian education system.
Synonyms
convincing
Scientists say there is no convincing evidence for this theory.
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strong
The evidence that such investment promotes growth is strong.
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powerful
a powerful drama about a corrupt city leader
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effective
You can't make an effective argument if all you do is stridently voice your opinion.
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compelling
He puts forward a compelling argument against the policy.
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influential
one of the most influential books ever written
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potent
a potent electoral message
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irresistible
It proved an irresistible temptation to go back.
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compulsive
an almost compulsive desire to play tricks
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forceful
This is a forceful argument for joining them.
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conclusive
There is no conclusive evidence that a murder took place.
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forcible
He is a forcible advocate for the arts.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of compelling
Definition
convincing
He puts forward a compelling argument against the policy.
in the sense of compulsive
Definition
irresistible or absorbing
an almost compulsive desire to play tricks
in the sense of conclusive
Definition
putting an end to doubt
There is no conclusive evidence that a murder took place.

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