Complete Definition of "plausible"

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Adjective
plausible

  1. Seemingly or apparently valid, likely, or acceptable; credible: a plausible excuse.
  2. Worthy of being applauded; praiseworthy; commendable; ready.
  3. Obtaining approbation; specifically pleasing; apparently right; specious; as, a plausible pretext; plausible manners; a plausible delusion.
  4. Using specious arguments or discourse; as, a plausible speaker.
  5. A possibility in reason or thought experiment, but which may as a matter of fact be true or false, the truth of which is yet unknown to the thinker.

Derived terms
plausibility

Translations
trans-top|likely, acceptable
Dutch: aannemelijk
Finnish: uskottava
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Portuguese: plausível
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trans-top|worthy of being applauded
Portuguese: plausível
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