Definition of coerciveness in US English:



  • See coercive

    • ‘Coerciveness has long been used for social control in rituals such as union blackballing, college hazing, excommunication and corporal punishment.’
    • ‘Like laugh tracks, they cue our emotional responses, but they also disguise their coerciveness by making us feel included.’
    • ‘She did not think that there would be any control and manipulation or coerciveness, she went in, signed the papers, thinking it was the right thing to do.’
    • ‘As their problems have increased, so the police have moved higher up the scale of coerciveness in their menu of tactics.’
    • ‘Essentially, these are influence tools of differing coerciveness.’