noun see suasion

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • suasiveness — noun The act of urging or influencing; persuasion. 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… …   Wiktionary

  • suasiveness — See suasively. * * * …   Universalium

  • suasiveness — n. persuasiveness, quality of being convincing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • suasiveness — sua·sive·ness …   English syllables

  • suasiveness — noun see suasive I * * * suaˈsiveness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑suasion …   Useful english dictionary

  • suasion — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin suasion , suasio, from suadēre to urge, persuade more at sweet Date: 14th century the act of influencing or persuading • suasive adjective • suasively adverb • suasiveness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • suasion — suasive /sway siv/, suasory /sway seuh ree/, adj. suasively, adv. suasiveness, n. /sway zheuhn/, n. 1. the act of advising, urging, or attempting to persuade; persuasion. 2. an instance of this; a persuasive effort. [1325 75; ME < L suasion (s.… …   Universalium

  • suasion — noun The act of urging or influencing; persuasion. The high intricate ways of the Keep had a strange power of suasion, an ability to carry conviction. Syn: suasiveness See Also: persuade, dissuade …   Wiktionary

  • receptiveness — n perceptiveness, sensitivity, intelligence, quickness, acuity, sharpness, keenness; open mindedness, openness, accessibility, acceptance, responsiveness; willingness, eagerness, eagerness to listen, interest; suasiveness, pliancy, flexibility …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • suasion — [swā′zhən] n. [ME < L suasio < suasus, pp. of suadere, to persuade: see SWEET] PERSUASION: now chiefly in moral suasion, the act of persuading by appealing to one s sense of morality suasive [swā′siv] adj. suasively adv. suasiveness n …   English World dictionary

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