[ per-swey-siv, -ziv ]
/ pərˈsweɪ sɪv, -zɪv /
able, fitted, or intended to persuade: a very persuasive argument.
something that persuades; inducement.
Origin of persuasive
OTHER WORDS FROM persuasive
per·sua·sive·ly, adverbper·sua·sive·ness, nounnon·per·sua·sive, adjectivenon·per·sua·sive·ly, adverb
non·per·sua·sive·ness, nounpre·per·sua·sive, adjectiveun·per·sua·sive, adjectiveun·per·sua·sive·ly, adverbun·per·sua·sive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-persuasive
/ (pəˈsweɪsɪv) /
having the power or ability to persuade; tending to persuadea persuasive salesman
Derived forms of persuasivepersuasively, adverbpersuasiveness, noun
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