Plausibility



[plaw-zuh-buh l] /ˈplɔ zə bəl/

adjective
1.
having an appearance of truth or reason; seemingly worthy of approval or acceptance; credible; believable:
a plausible excuse; a plausible plot.
2.
well-spoken and apparently, but often deceptively, worthy of confidence or trust:
a plausible commentator.
/ˈplɔːzəbəl/
adjective
1.
apparently reasonable, valid, truthful, etc: a plausible excuse
2.
apparently trustworthy or believable: a plausible speaker
n.

1590s, from plausible + -ity.
adj.

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.

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