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Meaning of PERSUASIVE

Pronunciation:  pur'sweysiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  capable of convincing; "a persuasive argument"
  2. [adj]  tending or intended or having the power to induce action or belief; "persuasive eloquence"; "a most persuasive speaker"
 

PERSUASIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: coaxing, compelling, convincing, glib, glib-tongued, ingratiatory, smooth-tongued
 
 Antonyms: dissuasive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Per*sua"sive\, a. [Cf. F. persuasif.]
    Tending to persuade; having the power of persuading; as,
    persuasive eloquence. ``Persuasive words.'' --Milton.
    
    
  2. \Per*sua"sive\, n.
    That which persuades; an inducement; an incitement; an
    exhortation. -- {Per*sua"sive*ly}, adv. --
    {Per*sua"sive*ness}, n.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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