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Definition of "assuasive" [as•sua•sive]

  • Soothing; calming. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "assuasive" in a sentence
  • "I have to say, after all the years of listening to this guy on the radio cutting other people to shreds with ridicule and condescension, there is something particularly assuasive about radio shock jock Don Imus playing the supplicant:"
  • "The intuition that came to him then was assuasive and confidential."
  • "If chemists have identified substances that have fallen in Europe as sand from African deserts, swept up in African whirlwinds, that's assuasive to all the irritations that occur to those cloistered minds that must repose in the concept of a snug, isolated, little world, free from contact with cosmic wickednesses, safe from stellar guile, undisturbed by inter-planetary prowlings and invasions."