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Definition of "plausive" [plau•sive]

  • Showing or expressing praise or approbation; applauding. (adjective)
  • Obsolete Plausible. (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 "plausive" in a sentence
  • "It must be a very plausive invention that carries it: they begin to smoke me; and disgraces have of late knocked too often at my door."
  • "It must be a very plausive invention that carries it."
  • "Deceived, Olive abandoned herself to the plausive charm of Violet's manner, and at different times she spoke of her flirtation, and told many little incidents concerning it -- what he had said to her, how she had answered him, and how, the last time they had met, he had expressed his sorrow at being unable to call to see her until the end of the week."