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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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.
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.
In all the tribe there was but one who was at all skeptical about the plausibility of Tarzan's remarkable rescue of Goro, and that one, strange as it may seem, was Tarzan of the Apes.
That feeling of life- emptiness which had made me so restless for the last few months lost its bitter plausibility, its evil influence, dissolved in a flow of joyous emotion.
It may be said that the tactile images are merely present, without any accompanying belief; but I think this view, though sometimes correct, derives its plausibility as a general proposition from our thinking of explicit conscious belief only.
ESIODUS), to show how prejudiced and lacking even in plausibility such efforts are.
It may always be asked whether a writer of Romance makes his world seem convincingly real as we read or whether he frankly abandons all plausibility. The presence or absence of a supernatural element generally makes an important difference.
Pullet's observation with erroneous plausibility, "you must consider that, neighbor Tulliver; Wakem's son isn't likely to follow any business.
This was what gave plausibility to the whispers, that Mr.
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.
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.--They say the Oracle complains, in this hot weather, lately, that the only beverage in the ship that is passable, is the butter.
Evidence having a shade more of plausibility than of unlikelihood.