persuasive, adj. 1. convincing, impressive, satisfactory, satisfying; cogent, telling, effective, effectual, efficacious; weighty, authoritative; absolute, decisive, conclusive, determinative.
2. suasive, inducive, compelling, impelling; exhortative, admonitory, advisory; cajoling, wheedling.
-n. 3. incentive, inducement, provocation, incite ment, fillip, stimulus, stimulation, whet, Fig. carrot; encouragement, invitation; interest, percentage, Inf. cut, personal advantage or benefit, Inf. sweetener.
persuasiveness, n. 1. invitingness, temptingness, seductiveness, alluringness, attractiveness.
2. < plausibility, tenability, credibility, believability; logicality, soundness, validity; cogency, tellingness, effectiveness, efficacy, efficaciousness; convincingness, impressiveness, compellingness; weightiness, authoritativeness.
pert, adj. 1. impertinent, impudent, flippant, saucy, fresh, smart-alecky, smart-aleck, smart, smartmouthed, malapert, Inf. cheeky, Inf. flip; audacious, out-of-line, disrespectful, rude, impolite, unmannerly, uncivil; forward, presumptuous, brazen, brazen-faced, bold, brash, outspoken, loud-mouthed, shameless, Inf. brassy, SI. mouthy.
2. perky, perk, jaunty, bouncy, brisk, breezy, Inf. peppy, Inf. full of pep, Inf. chipper, Both Dial, peart, yare, Scot. and North Eng. crouse; lively, full of life, alive, vigorous, sprightly, frisky, spirited, animated, full of vim and vigor, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, energetic, zestful; vivacious, sparkling, bubbly, ebullient, effervescent; cheery, cheerful, gay, sunny, sanguine, in good or high spirits; healthy, in good health, fit as a fiddle, in fine fettle or shape, in A-l condition, well, good, fine.
pertain, v. 1. relate to, have reference to, bear upon, be pertinent to, enter into, appertain; fit in or with, be appropriate to or for, be suited to or for.
2. belong to or with, go with, go along with, be an adjunct or accessory to, be a concomitant of; be a part of, be included in, fall under, come under; be the property of, be owned by, by held by.
pertinacious, adj. 1. stubborn, Inf. ornery, pigheaded, mulish, stubborn as a mule; unyielding, intractable, obdurate, obstinate; inflexible, unbending, adamant, adamantine, rigid, stony, fixed, stiff, stiffnecked; unswerving, undeviating, uncompromising, relentless, unrelenting, unshrinking, stern; perverse, opinionated, headstrong, self-willed, willful, per-vicacious; refractory, contrary, intransigent; unmanageable, ungovernable, immovable, unshakable.
2. persistent, insistent, tenacious, bulldog, dogged, determined; persevering, steadfast, staunch, stalwart; resolute, purposeful, purposive, firm; tough, tough-minded, plucky, stout, sturdy, sturdy as the Rock of Gibraltar, strong; enduring, patient, with the patience of Job, lasting, game, game to the last; assiduous, sedulous, diligent, industrious; constant, unremitting, unwavering, continuous, continuing; tireless, untiring, unsleeping, unwearying, indefatigable; unflagging, un-drooping, unflinching, unfaltering.