salesmanship
noun Date: 1880 1. the skill or art of selling 2. ability or effectiveness in selling or in presenting persuasively <
political salesmanship
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • salesmanship — index persuasion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • salesmanship — 1880, from SALESMAN (Cf. salesman) + SHIP (Cf. ship) …   Etymology dictionary

  • salesmanship — [sālz′mənship΄] n. the ability, skill, or technique of selling …   English World dictionary

  • salesmanship — /saylz meuhn ship /, n. 1. the technique of selling a product: They used a promotional gimmick that was the last word in salesmanship. 2. adeptness at creating interest in new ideas, products, methods, etc.: The only ingredient lacking in the… …   Universalium

  • salesmanship — Synonyms and related words: advocacy, advocating, allurement, blandishment, bruiting, buildup, cajolement, cajolery, coaxing, conning, consumer preference study, consumer research, consumer survey, direct mail selling, drumbeating, engagement,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • salesmanship — n. high pressure salesmanship * * * [ seɪlzmənʃɪp] high pressure salesmanship …   Combinatory dictionary

  • salesmanship — [[t]se͟ɪlzmənʃɪp[/t]] N UNCOUNT Salesmanship is the skill of persuading people to buy things. I was captured by his brilliant salesmanship …   English dictionary

  • salesmanship — noun a) The skills and knowledge of how to sell. The professional dealers salesmanship was incredible, I was just looking but he managed to convince me to buy three times what I was considering buying over the next six months. b) A position as… …   Wiktionary

  • Salesmanship — Sales|man|ship 〈[ sɛılzmænʃıp] n. 15; unz.〉 Kunst des erfolgreichen Verkaufens [engl., „Verkaufstechnik“] * * * Sales|man|ship [ sɛɪlzmənʃɪp], das; s [engl. salesmanship]: bestimmte, in den USA entwickelte Verkaufslehre …   Universal-Lexikon

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