cogent convincing, compelling, telling, *valid, sound
Analogous words: forceful, forcible, potent, *powerful, puissant: compelling, constraining (see FORCE vb): inducing, persuading or persuasive (see corresponding verbs at INDUCE): proving, demonstrating (see PROVE): *effective, effectual

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