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plausive

[ plaw-ziv, -siv ]
/ ˈplɔ zɪv, -sɪv /
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adjective
Obsolete. plausible.
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Origin of plausive

1590–1600; <Latin plaus(us) (past participle of plaudere to applaud) + -ive
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How to use plausive in a sentence

  • 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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