Definition of 'plausible'
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All this seems plausible enough but it's not the full story. Times, Sunday Times (2017)All this seems plausible enough but it's not the full story. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We are also a sucker for anything that sounds like a plausible story. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The second of these scenarios became less plausible by the day. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You could invent a plausible excuse for leaving early. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Of course there are many plausible reasons why two firms might wish to merge. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)The idea is both worrying and entirely plausible. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He disputed this apparently plausible report with some vigour. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Perhaps that seemed more plausible than global warming. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It sounds plausible till you examine it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Other explanations for the improvement in growth are less plausible. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But there are a number of plausible competing explanations. The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)But humanity long ago chose to neglect those plausible reasons. Christianity Today (2000)And a flat earth actually sounds quite plausible compared with some crackpot theories. Times, Sunday Times (2009)One can only offer a more or less plausible expectation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But a few surprises would be fine as long as they seemed plausible. Times, Sunday Times (2007)National differences in factor abundance offer plausible partial explanations for international variations in patterns of specialization and trade. Competing in a Global Economy (1990)This theory is certainly plausible, but there are also problems with it. PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)But there was a plausible excuse for this - the war was still in full flow. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But the theory is biologically plausible, and the evidence intriguing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There's another more plausible reason though. The Sun (2012)It's entirely plausible the forecast could be for inflation above 2.5%. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Home advantage and better preparation make that outcome entirely plausible, as long as England seize the initiative early. Times, Sunday Times (2011)So I had to cancel our booking and come up with a plausible excuse as to why we couldn't go any more. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: plausible ADJECTIVE
An explanation or statement that is plausible seems likely to be true or valid.
This might be a more plausible explanation.
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