suasive

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

suasive (comparative more suasive, superlative most suasive)

  1. (archaic) Having power to persuade; persuasive.
    • (Can we date this quote by Earle and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      genial and suasive satire
    • (Can we date this quote by South and provide title, author's full name, and other details?), Sermons
      It had the passions in perfect subjection; and though its command over them was but suasive and political, yet it had the force of coaction, and despotical.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for suasive in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)