Origin of persuasive
Examples from the Web for persuasiveness
Art depends for its effects, for its persuasiveness, on inevitability.
He possessed also a persuasiveness of manner which soon won over the Polish prince.Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)|Charles Morris
It is said that his lisping, when he spoke, became him well, and gave a grace and persuasiveness to his rapid speech.The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch|Plutarch
The most cruel, the most obdurate, can by no means resist his persuasiveness.The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci|Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
How much dignity and persuasiveness it has still, he thought to himself, this commonplace country life of ours, on its best sides!Robert Elsmere|Mrs. Humphry Ward
The eloquence and persuasiveness of silence is nowhere better exemplified than in the art of salesmanship.Talks on Talking|Grenville Kleiser
British Dictionary definitions for persuasiveness
Word Origin and History for persuasiveness
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).