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plausible (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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Definitions of plausible from WordNet

plausible (adj.)
apparently reasonable and credible, and therefore convincing;
a plausible excuse
plausible (adj.)
given to or characterized by presenting specious arguments;
a plausible liar
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