Antonyms for plausible

Grammar : Adj
Spell : plaw-zuh-buhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈplɔ zə bəl

Definition of plausible

Origin :
  • 1540s, "acceptable, agreeable," from Latin plausibilis "deserving applause, acceptable," from plaus-, past participle stem of plaudere "to applaud" (see plaudit). Meaning "having the appearance of truth" is recorded from 1560s. Related: Plausibly.
  • adj reasonable, believable
Example sentences :
  • I recur to it here as a plausible suggestion only, in connection with my theme.
  • Extract from : « 'Tis Sixty Years Since » by Charles Francis Adams
  • The plausible and polite manner of the stranger was effectual with George.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • But always she had been met with a plausible excuse or a direct refusal.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • He flung out a hand with the plausible design of grasping Kirkwood by the collar.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • This explanation is plausible; but I do not find it adequate.
  • Extract from : « Alarms and Discursions » by G. K. Chesterton
  • Accounts for his plausible behaviour, and specious promises and proposals.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • She stammered, and I realized that she had no plausible plan.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930 » by Various
  • The reasoning may be plausible, but it is no better than sophistry.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • This remark appeared so plausible that nothing further was said upon the subject.
  • Extract from : « Beaux and Belles of England » by Mary Robinson
  • One might; but he was only gaining time for a plausible answer.
  • Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster

Synonyms for plausible

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