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Plausible meaning

plausible - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Worthy of being applauded; praiseworthy; commendable; ready.
  2. 2. Obtaining approbation; specifically pleasing; apparently right; specious; as, a plausible pretext; plausible manners; a plausible delusion.
  3. 3. Using specious arguments or discourse; as, a plausible speaker.
  4. 4. Plausibility.
  5. 5. Superficially pleasing; apparently right.

plausible - examples of usage

  1. If the invention of plausible circumstances is the great secret in the art of that tale, it would have been a marvellous thing if this had been the first instance of its exercise, and it had broken out suddenly in a man of so advanced an age. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. What could be more plausible? - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  3. But now, that plausible excuse was invalid.... - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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