What does plausible mean?

Definitions for plausible
ˈplɔ zə bəlplau·si·ble

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word plausible.

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.

    Etymology: From plausibilis, from the participle stem of plaudere.

  2. plausible(Adjective)

    Worthy of being applauded; praiseworthy; commendable; ready.

    Etymology: From plausibilis, from the participle stem of plaudere.

  3. plausible(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From plausibilis, from the participle stem of plaudere.

  4. plausible(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plausible

    plawz′i-bl, adj. that may be applauded: seemingly worthy of approval or praise: superficially pleasing: apparently right: fair-spoken: popular.—ns. Plausibil′ity, Plaus′ibleness, an appearance of being right or worthy of approval: that which seems right and true at first sight.—adv. Plaus′ibly. [L. plausibilisplaudĕre, to praise.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plausible in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plausible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of plausible in a Sentence

  1. The President:

    That could mean a military option. The President has been very clear that The President views that as a plausible play.

  2. Abbas Milani:

    He is giving himself a lot of plausible deniability, he's hinting to the more radical elements not to attack the deal too aggressively but he's also not telling them not to attack it. He's keeping his options open.

  3. Timothy Horrigan:

    I like his views, I like him a lot, she is more plausible as a president.

  4. Manual Braga da Cruz:

    At this moment, the most plausible is that the president will appoint a government led by (Socialist leader Antonio) Costa, working on the assumption that there is agreement on the left, but the situation is fluid, unstable and could evolve.

  5. Jeremy Konyndyk:

    It's an enormous concern, we still don't have a clear picture of how likely that is, but given transmissions dynamics in China and the speed with which cases have emerged in other countries, global spread seems highly plausible.

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Translations for plausible

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  • plausibleCatalan, Valencian
  • uvěřitelný, hodnověrný, ocenitelný, přijatelný, věrohodnýCzech
  • plausibel, glaubhaftGerman
  • probable, plausibleSpanish
  • tõenäoline, mõistlik, usutav, vastuvõetavEstonian
  • محتملPersian
  • uskottavaFinnish
  • so-chredjallaghManx
  • मुमकिन, प्रशंसनीयHindi
  • もっともらしいですJapanese
  • iespējams, ticamsLatvian
  • aannemelijk, aanneembaarDutch
  • plausívelPortuguese
  • plauzibilRomanian
  • похожий на правду, состоятельный, приемлемый, достойный похвалы, аргументированный, правдоподобный, вероятныйRussian
  • prihvatljiv, moguć, plauzibilan, vjerojatan, verovatanSerbo-Croatian
  • rimlig, plausibelSwedish

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