- able, fitted, or intended to persuade: a very persuasive argument.
- something that persuades; inducement.
Origin of persuasive
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1. convincing, compelling, forceful.
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Examples from the Web for persuasiveness
Art depends for its effects, for its persuasiveness, on inevitability.The Power of 'Straw Dogs'
September 19, 2011
The persuasiveness that could sway a mob ended by sweeping M. Binet off his feet.Scaramouche
This is the true rhetoric, the right road to persuasiveness, to be absolutely frank.Cyropaedia
And there was some pressure, too, besides the persuasiveness.Under Western Eyes
He injected a little more of the oil of persuasiveness into his voice.Rim o' the World
B. M. Bower
He spoke with so much grace and persuasiveness that I was fascinated no less than the abbe.Mauprat
- having the power or ability to persuade; tending to persuadea persuasive salesman
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Word Origin and History for persuasiveness
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