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IMPLAUSIBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does implausible mean? 

IMPLAUSIBLE (adjective)
  The adjective IMPLAUSIBLE has 2 senses:

1. having a quality that provokes disbelief
2. highly imaginative but unlikely

  Familiarity information: IMPLAUSIBLE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPLAUSIBLE (adjective)


Sense 1implausible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having a quality that provokes disbelief

Context example:

gave the teacher an implausible excuse

Similar:

improbable; unbelievable; unconvincing; unlikely (having a probability too low to inspire belief)

Also:

incredible; unbelievable (beyond belief or understanding)

Antonym:

plausible (apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful)


Sense 2implausible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Highly imaginative but unlikely

Synonyms:

farfetched; implausible

Context examples:

a farfetched excuse / an implausible explanation

Similar:

unlikely (has little chance of being the case or coming about)


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