plausive

[plaw-ziv, -siv]

Origin of plausive

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

adjective
  1. expressing praise or approval; applauding
  2. obsolete plausible
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