plausible


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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.

plausible

(ˈplɔːzəbəl)
adj
1. apparently reasonable, valid, truthful, etc: a plausible excuse.
2. apparently trustworthy or believable: a plausible speaker.
[C16: from Latin plausibilis worthy of applause, from plaudere to applaud]
ˌplausiˈbility, ˈplausibleness n
ˈplausibly adv

plau•si•ble

(ˈplɔ 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.
[1535–45; < Latin plausibilis deserving applause <plausus (past participle of plaudere to applaud)]
plau`si•bil′i•ty, n.
plau′si•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.plausible - apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful; "a plausible excuse"
believable, credible - capable of being believed; "completely credible testimony"; "credible information"
implausible - having a quality that provokes disbelief; "gave the teacher an implausible excuse"
2.plausible - given to or characterized by presenting specious arguments; "a plausible liar"
insincere - lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"

plausible

plausible

adjective
Worthy of being believed:
Translations
شِبْه مَعْقولمَقْبول، مُقْنِع لكنه غَيْر مَوثوق
přijatelnýtvářící se důvěryhodně
plausibelrimeligtroværdig
uskottava
sannfæranditrúanlegur
apsimestinai meilus
šķietami īstsspējīgs iedvest ticamībuticams
aanneembaaraannemelijk
tváriaci sa hodnoverne
rimlig
akla yakınmantıklıyanıltıcı söz söylemekte usta

plausible

[ˈplɔːzəbl] ADJ [argument etc] → verosímil, plausible; [person] → convincente

plausible

[ˈplɔːzɪbəl] adj
[explanation, statement, story] → plausible
[person] → convaincant(e)

plausible

adjplausibel; argument alsoeinleuchtend; story, excuse alsoglaubwürdig, glaubhaft; liargut, geschickt; manner, personüberzeugend

plausible

[ˈplɔːzəbl] adj (argument, story) → plausibile, credibile; (person) → convincente

plausible

(ˈploːzəbl) adjective
1. seeming reasonable or convincing. a plausible excuse.
2. clever at talking persuasively but not to be trusted. a plausible fellow.
References in classic literature ?
There was no longer any plausible pretext for delay; and Duncan was obliged, however reluctantly, to comply.
In the growth of the town, however, after some thirty or forty years, the site covered by this rude hovel had become exceedingly desirable in the eyes of a prominent and powerful personage, who asserted plausible claims to the proprietorship of this and a large adjacent tract of land, on the strength of a grant from the legislature.
if he were groping about in his little mind for something plausible and not too grotesque.
But the bodings of the crew were destined to receive a most plausible confirmation in the fate of one of their number that morning.
He begged hard, and said he couldn't play -- a plausible excuse, but too thin; there wasn't a musician in the country that could.
In the chancel was a twisted stone column, and the captain told us a legend about it, of course, for in the matter of legends he could not seem to restrain himself; but I do not repeat his tale because there was nothing plausible about it except that the Hero wrenched this column into its present screw-shape with his hands --just one single wrench.
He made a plausible excuse; but his real reason had been the fear that not even the secret would keep them with him any very great length of time, and so he had meant to hold it in reserve as a last seduction.
I should be as ready to acknowledge his merits as any other man; but I hear of none, except what are merely personal; that he is wellgrown and goodlooking, with smooth, plausible manners.
It is one of my faults, that though my tongue is sometimes prompt enough at an answer, there are times when it sadly fails me in framing an excuse; and always the lapse occurs at some crisis, when a facile word or plausible pretext is specially wanted to get me out of painful embarrassment.
I wonder will he have the heart to find a plausible excuse for making love to Miss, when he told you he hated her?
Say you suspect me of being little better than a plausible impostor, and pity my unfortunate niece for being associated with such a rascal as I am.
I do not pretend to plead the immunities of my order so highly as this; but neither will I allow that the author of a modern antique romance is obliged to confine himself to the introduction of those manners only which can be proved to have absolutely existed in the times he is depicting, so that he restrain himself to such as are plausible and natural, and contain no obvious anachronism.