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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]


Having a quality that provokes disbelief

Context example:

gave the teacher an implausible excuse


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


incredible; unbelievable (beyond belief or understanding)


plausible (apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful)

Sense 2implausible [BACK TO TOP]


Highly imaginative but unlikely


farfetched; implausible

Context examples:

a farfetched excuse / an implausible explanation


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

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