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Capable of eliciting belief or trust. See Synonyms at plausible.

be·liev′a·bil′i·ty n.
be·liev′a·bly adv.
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Adv.1.believably - in a believable manner; "he acted believably sincere"
unbelievably - in an unbelievable manner; "he was unbelievably angry"
implausibly, improbably, incredibly, unbelievably - not easy to believe; "behind you the coastal hills plunge to the incredibly blue sea backed by the Turkish mountains"
2.believably - easy to believe on the basis of available evidence; "he talked plausibly before the committee"; "he will probably win the election"
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