plausive

adjective

plau·​sive ˈplȯ-ziv How to pronounce plausive (audio)
-siv
1
: manifesting praise or approval
2
obsolete : pleasing
3
archaic : specious

Word History

Etymology

Latin plausus, past participle

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of plausive was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Plausive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plausive. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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