The state of being cogent; the characteristic or quality of being reasonable and persuasive.

All the enchantment of fancy, and all the cogency of argument, are employed to recommend to the reader his real interest.

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  • Cogency — Co gen*cy, n. [See {Cogent}.] The quality of being cogent; power of compelling conviction; conclusiveness; force. [1913 Webster] An antecedent argument of extreme cogency. J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • cogency — 1680s, from COGENT (Cf. cogent) + CY (Cf. cy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cogency — [n] effectiveness bearing, concern, connection, conviction, convincingness, force, forcefulness, pertinence, point, potency, power, punch, relevance, strength, validity, validness; concepts 376,676 Ant. impotence, ineffectiveness, invalidity,… …   New thesaurus

  • cogency — [kō′jən sē] n. [ML cogencia] the quality or condition of being cogent; power to convince …   English World dictionary

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  • cogency — /koh jeuhn see/, n. the quality or state of being convincing or persuasive: The cogency of the argument was irrefutable. [1680 90; COG(ENT) + ENCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • cogency — cogent ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of an argument or case) clear, logical, and convincing. DERIVATIVES cogency noun cogently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin cogere compel …   English terms dictionary

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