Definition of Cogent

1. Adjective. Powerfully persuasive. "A weighty argument"

Exact synonyms: Telling, Weighty
Similar to: Persuasive
Derivative terms: Cogency, Weightiness



Definition of Cogent

1. a. Compelling, in a physical sense; powerful.

Definition of Cogent

1. Adjective. Reasonable and convincing; based on evidence. ¹

2. Adjective. Appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning. ¹

3. Adjective. Forcefully persuasive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cogent

1. convincing [adj] : COGENTLY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cogent

cogener
cogenerate
cogenerated
cogenerates
cogenerating
cogeneration
cogenerations
cogenerator
cogenerators
cogeneric
cogeners
cogenesis
cogenetic
cogenial
cogens
cogent (current term)
cogent evidence
cogently
cogged
cogger
coggeries
coggers
coggery
coggie
coggies
cogging
coggings
coggle
coggled
coggles

Literary usage of Cogent

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The cogent biologic attributes of the patients had previously been divided into five ordinal stages having a strong prognostic gradient. ..."

2. The Law of Nations: Or, Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty (1883)
"Humanity revolts against Tery cogent a sovereign, who, without necessity or without very powerful reason*, reasons, lavishes the blood of his most faithful ..."

3. The Law of Nations, Or, Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty, Edward Duncan Ingraham (1867)
"Humanity revolts against Tery cogent a sovereign, who, without necessity or without very powerful reasons, reasons, lavishes the blood of his most faithful ..."

4. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1897)
"... which was not due to any A cogent i • i j_ T returned. . . provocation on the part of the whites, or else they showed the effects of mismanagement in 1 ..."

5. The Law of Nations; Or, Principles of the Law of Nature: Applied to the by Emer de Vattel (1854)
"Humanity revolts against very cogent a sovereign, who, without necessity or without very powerful reasons, reasons, lavishes the blood of his most faithful ..."

6. The Life of John Jay: With Selections from His Correspondence and by William Jay (1833)
"... but they are cogent. 1 could fill some sheets with interesting communications, if I had leisure; but other matters press, and must not be postponed, ..."

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