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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cogent, telling, weighty(adj)

    powerfully persuasive

    "a cogent argument"; "a telling presentation"; "a weighty argument"


  1. cogent(Adjective)

    Reasonable and convincing; based on evidence.

  2. cogent(Adjective)

    Appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning.

  3. cogent(Adjective)

    Forcefully persuasive.

    She presented a cogent argument, convincing her audience of the truth of her proposition.

  4. Origin: From cogens, present active participle of cogo, from co + ago.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cogent

    compelling, in a physical sense; powerful

  2. Cogent

    having the power to compel conviction or move the will; constraining; conclusive; forcible; powerful; not easily reasisted

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cogent

    kō′jent, adj. powerful: convincing.—ns. Cō′gence, Cō′gency, convincing power.—adv. Cō′gently. [L. cogĕre, co-, together, agĕre, to drive.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cogent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cogent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tina Fey:

    He’s so smart and his speech was so cogent.

  2. Lynda Westlund:

    He's unique. He's special. But ... he's very cogent.

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  • مقنعArabic
  • състоятелен, достоверен, убедителенBulgarian
  • slagkraftig, overbevisendeDanish
  • überzeugend, schlagendGerman
  • inteligible, lógico, persuasivo, irrebatible, convencedor, irrefutable, convincenteSpanish
  • متقاعد کنندهPersian
  • järkiperäinen, järkevä, vakuuttavaFinnish
  • persuasif, irréfutable, cohérent, convaincant, logique, intelligibleFrench
  • làidirScottish Gaelic
  • intelligibile, persuasivo, logico, convincente, irrefutabile, coerente, inconfutabile, coherenteItalian
  • overtuigendDutch
  • убедительный, достоверныйRussian
  • övertygande, bindandeSwedish
  • mantıklı, ikna edici, inandırıcıTurkish

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