Definition of persuasive in English:

persuasive

Line breaks: per|sua¦sive
Pronunciation: /pəˈsweɪsɪv
 
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adjective

Derivatives

persuasively

adverb
More example sentences
  • And, on life and death issues, no one has argued more persuasively or to greater effect.
  • She persuasively added: ‘Fragrance is a necessity on days you don't have time to shower.’
  • He then proceeded, with carefully chosen facts and figures, to argue quite persuasively that all of these fears are ungrounded.

persuasiveness

noun
More example sentences
  • Her avoidance of traditionalist rhetoric and assumptions strengthens her persuasiveness, but there is room for ingenuity.
  • He has a mild, retiring manner but he speaks with great clarity and persuasiveness.
  • Research shows that three characteristics are related to persuasiveness: perceived authority, honesty, and likeability.

Origin

late 15th century: from French persuasif, -ive or medieval Latin persuasivus, from persuas- 'convinced by reasoning', from the verb persuadere (see persuade).

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