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Difficult to believe; not plausible.

im·plau′si·bil′i·ty n.
im·plau′si·bly adv.
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Noun1.implausibility - the quality of provoking disbelief
incredibility, incredibleness - the quality of being incredible
plausibility, plausibleness - apparent validity
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nmangelnde Plausibilität f; (of story, tale, excuse also)Unglaubhaftigkeit f, → Unglaubwürdigkeit f; (of lie)Ungeschicktheit f
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