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implausible

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adjective im·plau·si·ble \(ˌ)im-ˈplȯ-zə-bəl\

Simple Definition of implausible

  • : not believable or realistic : not plausible

Full Definition of implausible

  1. :  not plausible :  provoking disbelief

im·plau·si·bil·i·ty play \-ˌplȯ-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
im·plau·si·bly play \-ˈplȯ-zə-blē\ adverb

Examples of implausible

  1. She's been making implausible claims.

  2. He gave an implausible excuse for showing up late for work.

  3. The novel has an implausible ending.



Circa 1677

First Known Use of implausible

circa 1677



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