persuasive

[ per-swey-siv, -ziv ]
/ pərˈsweɪ sɪv, -zɪv /
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adjective

able, fitted, or intended to persuade: a very persuasive argument.

noun

something that persuades; inducement.

Origin of persuasive

First recorded in 1580–90, persuasive is from the Medieval Latin word persuāsīvus. See persuasible, -ive
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British Dictionary definitions for non-persuasive

persuasive

/ (pəˈsweɪsɪv) /

adjective

having the power or ability to persuade; tending to persuadea persuasive salesman
Derived Formspersuasively, adverbpersuasiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-persuasive

persuasive


adj.

1580s, from Middle French persuasif, from Medieval Latin persuasivus, from Latin persuas-, past participle stem of persuadere "persuade, convince" (see persuasion). Related: Persuasively; persuasiveness. Replaced earlier persuasible in this sense (see persuadable).

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