plausive

adjective
plau·​sive | \ ˈplȯ-ziv How to pronounce plausive (audio) , -siv \

Definition of plausive

1 : manifesting praise or approval
2 obsolete : pleasing
3 archaic : specious

First Known Use of plausive

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for plausive

Latin plausus, past participle

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“Plausive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plausive. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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