plausive

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj plausive expressing or manifesting praise or approval "approbative criticism","an affirmative nod"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Plausive Applauding; manifesting praise.
    • Plausive Plausible, specious.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • plausive Applauding; manifesting praise or approval.
    • plausive Plausible.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Plausive applauding, approving:
    • adj Plausive (Shak.) plausible
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. plaudere, plausum, to applaud
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Shortened from L. plaudite, praise ye, a call for applause, 2d pers. pl. imper. of plaudĕre, plausum, to praise.

Usage

In literature:

It must be a very plausive invention that carries it.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
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In poetry:

The other does that
His hair long and plausive
Bastard
Masturbating a glitter
He wants to be loved.
"Death & Co." by Sylvia Plath
He formed a wily, plausive tale,
And told it everywhere,
How the two children were to go,
Under the best of care--
Two friends of his--for holiday
To London, for the fair.
"The Babes In The Wood" by Clara Doty Bates