Definition of assuasive in English:


Line breaks: as|sua¦sive
Pronunciation: /əˈsweɪsɪv


Soothing or calming: trombone and piano combine in a tone at once astringent and oddly assuasive
More example sentences
  • Illustrative of the assuasive powers of music, this story is one of several that allude to the strange potency attributed to the koto, an instrument anciently used in shamanistic seances.
  • To each she bows with sweet assuasive smile.
  • Conroy's essay is graceful and lapidary and attractive and assuasive.


early 18th century: formed after the pattern of assuage and persuasive.

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