Definition of assuasive in English:



  • Soothing or calming.

    ‘trombone and piano combine in a tone at once astringent and oddly assuasive’
    • ‘He should be praised for this, but such an occasional action may no longer serve as assuasive.’
    • ‘Illustrative of the assuasive powers of music, this story is one of several that allude to the strange potency attributed to the koto, an instrument anciently used in shamanistic seances.’
    • ‘Conroy's essay is graceful and lapidary and attractive and assuasive.’
    • ‘Cello, saxophone, contra-bass, viola, trombone and piano converse in a tone at once astringent and oddly assuasive.’
    • ‘To each she bows with sweet assuasive smile.’
    palliative, mild, calmative, alleviating
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Early 18th century: formed after the pattern of assuage and persuasive.