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[plaw-ziv, -siv]
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  1. applauding.
  2. Obsolete. plausible.
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Origin of plausive

1590–1600; < Latin plaus(us) (past participle of plaudere to applaud) + -ive
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Historical Examples

  • It took him by surprise; and he was for the moment, perhaps, daunted by the plausive echo of the multitude to the lying prophet.

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    F. W. Farrar

British Dictionary definitions for plausive


  1. expressing praise or approval; applauding
  2. obsolete plausible
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