implausible

adjective
im·​plau·​si·​ble | \ (ˌ)im-ˈplȯ-zə-bəl How to pronounce implausible (audio) \

Definition of implausible

: not plausible : provoking disbelief

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Other Words from implausible

implausibility \ (ˌ)im-​ˌplȯ-​zə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce implausibility (audio) \ noun
implausibly \ (ˌ)im-​ˈplȯ-​zə-​blē How to pronounce implausibly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of implausible in a Sentence

She's been making implausible claims. He gave an implausible excuse for showing up late for work. The novel has an implausible ending.
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By the time Holmes appears, the implausible coincidences in the plot have begun tumbling over each other with such rapidity that the appearance of the English sleuth seems merely routine. Newsweek, "Amazing Photos of Bioluminescent Phytoplankton," 14 Mar. 2018 Before the 2016 campaign, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s call to expand Medicare to all Americans was seen as a fringe idea, mocked as implausible. Janet Hook, WSJ, "What the Midterm Election Shows: America’s Two Parties Live In Divergent Worlds," 7 Nov. 2018 The story may or may not be precisely true, but the county's independent spirit is not implausible. Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler, "This Part of the U.S. Was a Micronation for 85 Years," 2 July 2018 Yet there are few ways a hard Brexit could happen, and all seem implausible. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "When to Pounce on a Brexit Buying Opportunity," 18 Dec. 2018 There are the spectacular ball gowns that all those wink-wink implausible coincidences built up to. Fawnia Soo Hoo, Glamour, "Why You Should Be Paying Attention to the Costumes in All Those Holiday Movies," 7 Dec. 2018 Most of the historical context feels authentic; some of it is rote; a few bits are wholly implausible. Thomas Mallon, WSJ, "‘The Dakota Winters’ Review: Uptown in the ’80s," 30 Nov. 2018 The capture and impact scenarios are implausible for such a large moon, Kipping said. Mike Wall, Space.com, "First Exomoon Found? Neptune-Sized World Possibly Spotted Orbiting Alien Planet," 3 Oct. 2018 Julie Swetnick’s sordid and implausible claims were to be left out, and if any new allegations against Judge Kavanaugh were to emerge, these also wouldn’t be investigated. David B. Rivkin Jr. And Kristi Remington, WSJ, "Kavanaugh’s Foes Politicize the FBI," 1 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of implausible

circa 1677, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of implausible was circa 1677

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implausible

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of implausible

: not believable or realistic : not plausible

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