Definition of assuasive in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈsweɪsɪv/


Soothing or calming: trombone and piano combine in a tone at once astringent and oddly assuasive
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  • Conroy's essay is graceful and lapidary and attractive and assuasive.
  • Cello, saxophone, contra-bass, viola, trombone and piano converse in a tone at once astringent and oddly assuasive.
  • He should be praised for this, but such an occasional action may no longer serve as assuasive.


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

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