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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

Liberalism is an attitude rather than a set of dogmas - an attitude that insists upon questioning all plausible and self-evident propositions, seeking not to reject them but to find out what evidence there is to support them rather than their possible alternatives.
Morris Raphael Cohen

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

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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