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 Dictionary entry overview: What does plausible mean? 

PLAUSIBLE (adjective)
  The adjective PLAUSIBLE has 2 senses:

1. apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful
2. given to or characterized by presenting specious arguments

  Familiarity information: PLAUSIBLE used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PLAUSIBLE (adjective)

Sense 1plausible [BACK TO TOP]


Apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful

Context example:

a plausible excuse


arguable (capable of being supported by argument)

glib; pat; slick (having only superficial plausibility)


believable; credible (capable of being believed)


implausible (having a quality that provokes disbelief)

Sense 2plausible [BACK TO TOP]


Given to or characterized by presenting specious arguments

Context example:

a plausible liar


insincere (lacking sincerity)

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