plausive

[ plaw-ziv, -siv ]
/ ˈplɔ zɪv, -sɪv /
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adjective

Obsolete. plausible.

Nearby words

  1. plaudit,
  2. plaudits,
  3. plauen,
  4. plausibility,
  5. plausible,
  6. plautus,
  7. play,
  8. play a losing game,
  9. play a waiting game,
  10. play agent

Origin of plausive

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

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Examples from the Web for plausive

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



British Dictionary definitions for plausive

plausive

/ (ˈplɔːsɪv) /

adjective

expressing praise or approval; applauding
obsolete plausible
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