Definition of Persuasiveness

1. Noun. The power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty. "The strength of his argument settled the matter"

Exact synonyms: Strength
Generic synonyms: Power, Powerfulness
Specialized synonyms: Convincingness
Derivative terms: Persuasive
Antonyms: Unpersuasiveness



Definition of Persuasiveness

1. Noun. The capability of a person or argument to convince or persuade someone to accept a desired way of thinking. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Persuasiveness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Persuasiveness

persuader
persuaders
persuades
persuadeth
persuading
persual
persuasibility
persuasible
persuasion
persuasionistas
persuasions
persuasive
persuasive communication
persuasive precedent
persuasively
persuasiveness (current term)
persuasory
persue
persued
persues
persuing
persulfate
persulfates
persulfide
persulfides
persulfurane
persulfuric
persulfuric acid
persulphate
persulphates

Literary usage of Persuasiveness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Speech-making by Richard Dennis Teall Hollister (1918)
"persuasiveness A speech may be perfectly clear and strongly emphatic and yet may lack the ultimate test of success— persuasiveness. ..."

2. Essentials of Public Speaking by Robert Irving Fulton, Thomas Clarkson Trueblood (1910)
"persuasiveness is that Quality of Discourse which appeals to the will through the emotions. It is the crowning essential of style ; for language may be ..."

3. Advertising, Its Principles and Practice by Harry Tipper (1919)
"CHAPTER VII ANALYSIS OF THE COMMODITY Application of the Table of persuasiveness The beginner in advertising will do well to spend some time in a careful ..."

4. The Art of Debate by Raymond Macdonald Alden (1900)
"It is perhaps as an aid to persuasiveness that the quality of elegance is chiefly ... persuasiveness depends, too, on the adaptability of the speaker to the ..."

5. The Art of Debate by Raymond Macdonald Alden (1900)
"It is perhaps as an aid to persuasiveness that the quality of elegance is chiefly ... persuasiveness depends, too, on the adaptability of the speaker to the ..."

6. The Elements of Rhetoric by James De Mille (1882)
"persuasiveness. PRELIMINARY REMARKS. THUS far our attention has been directed to perspicuity, but it is evident that we must seek for something very ..."

7. Essentials of Public Speaking by Robert Irving Fulton, Thomas Clarkson Trueblood (1910)
"persuasiveness is that Quality of Discourse which appeals to the will through the emotions. It is the crowning essential of style ; for language may be ..."

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