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Definition of Persuasive


  1. Tending to persuade; having the power of persuading; as, persuasive eloquence.
  2. That which persuades; an inducement; an incitement; an exhortation.

Persuasive Quotations

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.
Lao Tzu

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
John F. Kennedy

To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.
Edward R. Murrow

A drunk driver is very dangerous. So is a drunk backseat driver if he's persuasive.
Demetri Martin

Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all.
John Kenneth Galbraith
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Persuasive Translations

persuasive in Latin is eloquens
persuasive in Spanish is persuasivo

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