plausibility


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plau·si·ble

 (plô′zə-bəl)
adj.
1. Seemingly or apparently valid, likely, or acceptable; credible: a plausible excuse.
2. Persuasive or ingratiating, especially in an effort to deceive.

[Latin plausibilis, deserving applause, from plausus, past participle of plaudere, to applaud.]

plau′si·bil′i·ty, plau′si·ble·ness n.
plau′si·bly adv.
Synonyms: plausible, believable, credible
These adjectives mean appearing to merit belief or acceptance: a plausible pretext; a believable excuse; a credible assertion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plausibility - apparent validity
believability, credibility, credibleness - the quality of being believable or trustworthy
tenability, tenableness, reasonableness - the quality of being plausible or acceptable to a reasonable person; "he questioned the tenability of my claims"
implausibility, implausibleness - the quality of provoking disbelief

plausibility

noun
Translations

plausibility

[ˌplɔːzəˈbɪlɪtɪ] N [of argument] → verosimilitud f; [of person] → credibilidad f
his plausibility is such thathabla tan bien que ...

plausibility

[ˌplɔːzɪˈbɪlɪti] n (= credibility) → plausibilité f

plausibility

nPlausibilität f; (of story, excuse also)Glaubwürdigkeit f; (of liar)Geschicktheit f; (of manner, person)überzeugende Art

plausibility

[ˌplɔːzəˈbɪlɪtɪ] n (of argument, story) → plausibilità
he lacks plausibility → non è convincente
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Neither is reason among them a point problematical, as with us, where men can argue with plausibility on both sides of the question, but strikes you with immediate conviction; as it must needs do, where it is not mingled, obscured, or discoloured, by passion and interest.
Ingenious men may declaim with plausibility on any subject; but no human ingenuity can point out any other expedient to rescue us from the inconveniences and embarrassments naturally resulting from defective supplies of the public treasury.
So I don't think any of us said very much about time travelling in the interval between that Thursday and the next, though its odd potentialities ran, no doubt, in most of our minds: its plausibility, that is, its practical incredibleness, the curious possibilities of anachronism and of utter confusion it suggested.
It is merely a mistake, then, that gives plausibility to the objection.
This was what gave plausibility to the whispers, that Mr.
No prepossession for the mere antique (and in this case we can imagine no other prepossession) should induce us to dignify with the sacred name of poetry, a series, such as this, of elaborate and threadbare compliments, stitched, apparently, together, without fancy, without plausibility, and without even an attempt at adaptation.
There it was again--the same, familiar, disarming plausibility of Martin's, the old trick of making her seem to be the one in the wrong.
In support of the plausibility of this conjecture, it further occurred to her that the forbidden gallery, in which lay the apartments of the unfortunate Mrs.
Its plausibility is marred a little by the fact that the Oracle was not a biblical student, and did not spend much of his time instructing himself about Scriptural localities.
The man," she said, "has all the plausibility of his class.
The logical plausibility of it, that made an appeal to his intellect, seemed missed by Kreis and Hamilton, who sneered at Norton as a metaphysician, and who, in turn, sneered back at them as metaphysicians.
Evidence having a shade more of plausibility than of