Synonyms for persuadable

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Antonyms for persuadable

  • dissuadable
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Peter and Watts tried to persuade her, but she was not persuadable.

After a deal of ransacking, one was found whose owner was persuadable; he exchanged it for our section, and we got away at last.

Gentlemen, our friend Ferret's treat—we'll drink his health—a worthy, persuadable, amenable man—so here's to him.

Very sad indeed: but Count Bruhl is not persuadable otherwise.

Here was no gracious life, active and affectionate, to beguile into verdure the stubborn yet persuadable soil.

I dare say he did, for my master was as persuadable as a woman, though he'd fly out a bit sometimes at first.

WORD ORIGIN

"capable of being persuaded," 1737, from persuade + -able. Fowler recommends this over the older adjective, persuasible (late 14c.), from Latin persuasibilis "convincing, persuasive," from persuad-, past participle stem of persuadere (see persuade). This originally meant "having power to persuade," but c.1500 it also acquired the meaning "capable of being persuaded" and the older sense became obsolete.

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