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 (plô′zĭv, -sĭv)
Showing or expressing praise or approbation.

[From Latin plaudere, plaus-, to applaud.]
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1. expressing praise or approval; applauding
2. obsolete plausible
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(ˈplɔ zɪv, -sɪv)

1. applauding.
2. Obs. plausible.
[1590–1600; < Latin plausus (past participle of plaudere to applaud) + -ive]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.plausive - expressing or manifesting praise or approval; "approbative criticism"; "an affirmative nod"
favorable, favourable - encouraging or approving or pleasing; "a favorable reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression"
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In complaining about Claudius's drunkenness, for instance, Hamlet contrasts a superficial "form of plausive manners" with a permanently tainting "stamp of one defect" (1.4.30, 31) that fatally mars his character and indicates his unfitness for the crown.
While the predicting power in Model B (VOL) is found to be higher at 0.01 significance level, the significant influence of OFSALE on RETURN of 419 Malaysian IPOs from 2000 to 2015 (Model A) which significant at 0.10 level similarly offers support to the proposition of this study: that the investors are less optimistic and plausive in firms whose shares are offered mostly through "offer for sale" exercise relative to firms whose shares are newly issued.