One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Soothing or calming.‘trombone and piano combine in a tone at once astringent and oddly assuasive’
palliative, mild, calmative, alleviatingView synonyms
- ‘To each she bows with sweet assuasive smile.’
- ‘He should be praised for this, but such an occasional action may no longer serve as assuasive.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Early 18th century: formed after the pattern of assuage and persuasive.
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