suasiveness

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Noun[edit]

suasiveness (uncountable)

  1. (rare) The act of urging or influencing; persuasion.
    • 1987, S. K. Heninger Jr., "Words and Meter in Spenser and Scaliger," The Huntington Library Quarterly, vol. 50, no. 3, p. 311,
      Protestant poets, however, wishing to proselytize, shunned esotericism and emphasized revelation rather than concealment. They spoke with utmost clarity for the purpose of suasiveness on a wide scale.
  2. Persuasiveness.

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References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.