Definition of plausible in English:

plausible

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Pronunciation: /ˈplɔːzɪb(ə)l
 
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adjective

Derivatives

plausibility

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
More example sentences
  • Lengthy descriptive accounts were discussed by the authors to check plausibility and clinical relevance.
  • Her character is disarmingly logical and believable long after the film has abandoned all logic and plausibility.
  • Either response leads to problems of coherence and plausibility for Nietzsche's heirs.

plausibly

adverb
More example sentences
  • There are very few, if any, potential parents who could plausibly be refused treatment on these grounds.
  • Last night's top quiz question was to arrange the three statements as plausibly as possible.
  • And if a patient was turned away, he might perhaps plausibly claim that his right to treatment had been violated.

Origin

mid 16th century (also in the sense 'deserving applause or approval'): from Latin plausibilis, from plaus- 'applauded', from the verb plaudere.

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