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PLAUSIBLE

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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]

Meaning:

Apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful

Context example:

a plausible excuse

Similar:

arguable (capable of being supported by argument)

glib; pat; slick (having only superficial plausibility)

Also:

believable; credible (capable of being believed)

Antonym:

implausible (having a quality that provokes disbelief)


Sense 2plausible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Given to or characterized by presenting specious arguments

Context example:

a plausible liar

Similar:

insincere (lacking sincerity)


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