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Definition of Plausible


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

Plausible Quotations

There is always an easy solution to every problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.
H. L. Mencken

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
H. L. Mencken

There is no plausible theory under which the record of the Pentagon Papers can be interpreted as relating to the national defense.
Noam Chomsky

Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
Francis Bacon

Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
Francis Bacon
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Plausible Translations

plausible in Dutch is aannemelijk, waarschijnlijk
plausible in Swedish is rimlig, sannolik, antaglig
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