plausible

 /ˈplɔːzəbl/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
plau•si•ble /ˈplɔzəbəl/USA pronunciation adj.  having an appearance of truth or reason; credible;
believable:a plausible excuse.
plau•si•bil•i•ty /ˌplɔzəˈbɪlɪti/USA pronunciationn. [uncountable]The story lacks plausibility.
plau•si•bly, adv.: argued plausibly that he couldn't have gotten there any earlier.See -plaud-.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

plausible /ˈplɔːzəbəl/ adj
  1. apparently reasonable, valid, truthful, etc: a plausible excuse
  2. apparently trustworthy or believable: a plausible speaker
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin plausibilis worthy of applause, from plaudere to applaud

ˌplausiˈbility, ˈplausibleness n ˈplausibly adv



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