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- n. The capability of a person or argument to convince or persuade someone to accept a desired way of thinking.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being persuasive or convincing; the quality of winning over the mind or will of another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty
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Well, persuasiveness is in the mind of the beholder.
He did not hamper his exposition, like Hering, by a subsidiary hypothesis of vibrations which may or may not be true, which burdens the theory without giving it greater carrying power or persuasiveness, which is based on no objective facts, and which, as
But recall it is Bart himself who has set the criterion as "persuasiveness" rather than "soundness".
Just the "persuasiveness" of the reply which was duly noted.
He had an objection to this transparent kind of persuasiveness, which all intelligent animals are seen to treat with indifference.
The system evaluates variables such as persuasiveness and likeability across an array of demographic and geographic targets, but also asks panelists to provide their personal impressions of spots.
The device morphed into a taser, and after a significant amount of electric "persuasiveness," the man talked.
Their 'persuasiveness' is based on the fact that their 'line' is reinforced by the mass media and enforced by the ZPC's political thuggery and character assassination of potential critics.
His rise in the Bureau of Reclamation was rapid due to his tenacity and persuasiveness with Congress, which kept the money flowing for his projects.
This abrupt failure -- albeit relatively trivial -- sent a non-trivial signal about the president's persuasiveness.