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. Tim Michetti:

    What we’re hoping this does is make plausible deniability not very plausible, you can’t really deny this anymore once the components these things are made with are traced to Iranian distributors.

  2. Timothy Horrigan:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Mark Rienzi:

    Trump and Price have a public position, my point is this: There’s no plausible way they can continue this appeal.

  5. Michael Rubin:

    Plausible deniability has always been central to post-revolutionary Iran's strategic calculation.

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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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