Definitions for plausibleˈplɔ zə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

plau•si•bleˈplɔ zə bəl(adj.)

  1. having an appearance of truth or reason; credible; believable:

    a plausible excuse.

  2. well-spoken and apparently worthy of confidence:

    a plausible commentator.

Origin of plausible:

1535–45; < L plausibilis deserving applause <plausus (ptp. of plaudere to applaud )

plau′si•bly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. plausible(adj)

    apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful

    "a plausible excuse"

  2. plausible(adj)

    given to or characterized by presenting specious arguments

    "a plausible liar"

Wiktionary

  1. plausible(Adjective)

    Seemingly or apparently valid, likely, or acceptable; credible: a plausible excuse.

  2. plausible(Adjective)

    Worthy of being applauded; praiseworthy; commendable; ready.

  3. plausible(Adjective)

    Obtaining approbation; specifically pleasing; apparently right; specious; as, a plausible pretext; plausible manners; a plausible delusion.

  4. plausible(Adjective)

    Using specious arguments in discourse that sound likely but are intended to deceive; as, a plausible speaker.

  5. Origin: From plausibilis, from the participle stem of plaudere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plausible(adj)

    worthy of being applauded; praiseworthy; commendable; ready

  2. Plausible(adj)

    obtaining approbation; specifically pleasing; apparently right; specious; as, a plausible pretext; plausible manners; a plausible delusion

  3. Plausible(adj)

    using specious arguments or discourse; as, a plausible speaker


Translations for plausible

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

plausible(adjective)

seeming reasonable or convincing

a plausible excuse.

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