Definition of


  1. (adj, all) powerfully persuasive
    a telling presentation
    a weighty argument

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Synonyms of Cogent

telling, weighty

Alternate forms of Cogent

Derivations: cogency

Origin of the word Cogent

  1. 1659, from Fr. cogent "necessary, urgent" (14c.), from L. cogentem (nom. cogens), prp. of cogere "to curdle, to compel, to collect," from com- "together" + agere "to drive" (see act). more

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