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ˈkoʊ dʒəntco·gent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cogent, telling, weightyadjective

    powerfully persuasive

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


  1. cogentadjective

    Reasonable and convincing; based on evidence.

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

  2. cogentadjective

    Appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning.

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

  3. cogentadjective

    Forcefully persuasive.

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

    Etymology: 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.]

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  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

Examples of cogent in a Sentence

  1. Lynda Westlund:

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

  2. Jack Nicholson:

    JACK NICHOLSON: My point of view, while extremely cogent, is unpopular. LOS ANGELES TIMES: Which is? JACK NICHOLSON: That the repressive nature of the legalities vis-a-vis drugs are destroying the legal system and corrupting the police system. LOS ANGELES TIMES: Let's talk about acting for a minute.

  3. Tina Fey:

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

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  • مقنعArabic
  • състоятелен, достоверен, убедителенBulgarian
  • slagkraftig, overbevisendeDanish
  • überzeugend, schlagendGerman
  • πειστικόςGreek
  • 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
  • קוגנטHebrew
  • cogentesLatin
  • overtuigendDutch
  • убедительный, достоверныйRussian
  • övertygande, bindandeSwedish
  • mantıklı, ikna edici, inandırıcıTurkish
  • 切實Chinese

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    a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
    • A. ditch
    • B. flair
    • C. muddle
    • D. elan

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