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plausibility (n.)

1590s, "quality of being worthy of praise or acceptance," from plausible + -ity. Especially "a specious or superficial appearance of being right or worthy of acceptance" (by 1640s).

updated on July 06, 2020

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Definitions of plausibility from WordNet

plausibility (n.)
apparent validity;
Synonyms: plausibleness
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