plausive


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plau·sive

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

[From Latin plaudere, plaus-, to applaud.]

plausive

(ˈplɔːsɪv)
adj
1. expressing praise or approval; applauding
2. obsolete plausible

plau•sive

(ˈplɔ zɪv, -sɪv)

adj.
1. applauding.
2. Obs. plausible.
[1590–1600; < Latin plausus (past participle of plaudere to applaud) + -ive]
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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A plausive explanation seems to be that obwohl does not articule an explicit, "on record", dissent, but a weakened and more face-saving form of indicating an upcoming disagreement.