Definitions for plausibly

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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 )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. credibly, believably, plausibly, probably(adverb)

    easy to believe on the basis of available evidence

    "he talked plausibly before the committee"; "he will probably win the election"


  1. plausibly(Adverb)

    In a plausible manner.

    She lied plausibly, but the police suspected her anyway.

  2. plausibly(Adverb)

    Not falsifiably, based on available facts and general knowledge.

    Plausibly, she said she'd been working at the time.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plausibly(adverb)

    in a plausible manner

  2. Plausibly(adverb)

    contentedly, readily


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