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synonyms for cogency

  • bearing
  • concern
  • connection
  • conviction
  • convincingness
  • force
  • forcefulness
  • pertinence
  • point
  • potency
  • power
  • punch
  • relevance
  • strength
  • validity
  • validness
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antonyms for cogency

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  • disability
  • incompetence
  • lethargy
  • weakness
  • impotence
  • ineffectiveness
  • invalidity
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How to use cogency in a sentence

These do not lack cogency, but betray a kind of thought different from that of the friends.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 15, SLICE 4VARIOUS
But, like all oft-repeated truths, it has in time lost something of its actuality and cogency.
THE POISON BELTARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
This is the thought which underlies and gives cogency to the whole argument.
THE ROMAN POETS OF THE REPUBLICWILLIAM YOUNG SELLAR
What it can do, it does with a sharpness of effect and with a cogency of appeal no other art can rival.
A BOOK ABOUT THE THEATERBRANDER MATTHEWS
Weismann's demand for facts in support of the main proposition revealed at once that none having real cogency could be produced.
EVOLUTION IN MODERN THOUGHTERNST HAECKEL
For the cogency of the proof in every instance depended upon the absence of explanation.
EVOLUTION IN MODERN THOUGHTERNST HAECKEL
With what closeness and unanswerable cogency he would maintain truth!
DISCOURSE OF THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF THE HON. LITTLETON WALLER TAZEWELLHUGH BLAIR GRIGSBY
Cogency of argument is almost invariably lost in the vehemence of declamation and in the utterance of unmeaning patter.
THE HINDOOS AS THEY ARESHIB CHUNDER BOSE
But though I have attended to the suggestions contained in his paper, I am unable to see the cogency of his arguments.
HOURS OF EXERCISE IN THE ALPSJOHN TYNDALL
This kind of evidence, however, presents much less cogency than is usually supposed.
DARWIN, AND AFTER DARWIN, VOLUME II (OF 3)GEORGE JOHN ROMANES
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WORDS RELATED TO COGENCY

  • capability
  • clout
  • cogency
  • effect
  • efficacy
  • efficiency
  • force
  • forcefulness
  • performance
  • point
  • potency
  • power
  • punch
  • strength
  • success
  • use
  • validity
  • validness
  • verve
  • vigor
  • weight
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