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1. persuasive

adjective. ['pɝˈsweɪsɪv'] intended or having the power to induce action or belief.

Synonyms

  • smooth-tongued
  • glib-tongued
  • telling
  • coaxing
  • convincing
  • glib
  • compelling
  • weighty
  • ingratiatory

Antonyms

  • unconvincing
  • uninformative
  • ineffective
  • implausible

Etymology

  • persuasivus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Persuasive

  • superabrasive
  • pervasive
  • invasive
  • abrasive
  • evasive

Sentences with persuasive


1. Adjective
If you are writing a persuasive memo, tell the story from your client's perspective.

Quotes about persuasive


1. Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

2. The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.[Commencement Address at Yale University, June 11 1962]
- John F. Kennedy

3. Our kindness may be the most persuasive argument for that which we believe.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

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