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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

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
H. L. Mencken

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

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

Tricks you need to transform something which appears fantastic, unbelievable into something plausible, credible, those I learned from journalism. The key is to tell it straight. It is done by reporters and by country folk.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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