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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Plausible  \Plau"si*ble\,  a.  [L.  plausibilis  praiseworthy,  from 
  plaudere  plausum  to  applaud,  clap  the  hands,  strike,  beat.] 
  1.  Worthy  of  being  applauded;  praiseworthy;  commendable; 
  ready.  [Obs.]  --Bp.  Hacket. 
  2.  Obtaining  approbation;  specifically  pleasing;  apparently 
  right  specious;  as  a  plausible  pretext;  plausible 
  manners;  a  plausible  delusion.  ``Plausible  and  popular 
  arguments.''  --Clarendon. 
  3.  Using  specious  arguments  or  discourse;  as  a  plausible 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  apparently  reasonable  and  valid  [ant:  {implausible}] 
  2:  likely  but  not  certain  to  be  or  become  true  or  real;  "a 
  likely  result";  "he  foresaw  a  probable  loss"  [syn:  {probable}, 
  {likely}]  [ant:  {improbable}] 
  3:  within  the  realm  of  credibility;  "not  a  very  likely  excuse"; 
  "a  plausible  story"  [syn:  {likely}] 
  4:  appearing  to  merit  belief  or  acceptance;  "a  credible 
  witness";  "a  plausible  story"  [syn:  {credible}] 

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