persuasiveness

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɜ(ɹ)ˈsweɪ.sɪv.nəs/

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persuasiveness (uncountable)

  1. The capability of a person or argument to convince or persuade someone to accept a desired way of thinking.
    • 1919, P. G. Wodehouse, My Man Jeeves,
      By using the utmost tact and persuasiveness, he was inducing his uncle to cough up very grudgingly a small quarterly allowance.

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