Plausive
Plausive Plau"sive, a. [L. plaudere, plausum, to applaud.] 1. Applauding; manifesting praise. --Young. [1913 Webster]

2. Plausible, specious. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • plausive — [plô′siv] adj. 1. Rare applauding or showing praise 2. obs. var. of PLAUSIBLE …   English World dictionary

  • plausive — adjective Etymology: Latin plausus, past participle Date: 1600 1. manifesting praise or approval 2. obsolete pleasing 3. archaic specious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plausive — /plaw ziv, siv/, adj. 1. applauding. 2. Obs. plausible. [1590 1600; < L plaus(us) (ptp. of plaudere to APPLAUD) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • plausive — adjective laudable …   Wiktionary

  • plausive — plau·sive …   English syllables

  • plausive — plau•sive [[t]ˈplɔ zɪv, sɪv[/t]] adj. 1) applauding 2) Obs. plausible • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L plausus (ptp. of plaudere to applaud) + ive …   From formal English to slang

  • plausive — /ˈplɔsɪv/ (say plawsiv) adjective 1. Rare applauding. 2. Obsolete → plausible …   Australian English dictionary

  • plausive — adjective expressing or manifesting praise or approval approbative criticism an affirmative nod • Syn: ↑approving, ↑affirmative, ↑approbative, ↑approbatory • Similar to: ↑favorable …   Useful english dictionary

  • approbative — adjective expressing or manifesting praise or approval approbative criticism an affirmative nod • Syn: ↑approving, ↑affirmative, ↑approbatory, ↑plausive • Similar to: ↑favorable …   Useful english dictionary

  • approbatory — adjective expressing or manifesting praise or approval approbative criticism an affirmative nod • Syn: ↑approving, ↑affirmative, ↑approbative, ↑plausive • Similar to: ↑favorable …   Useful english dictionary

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