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Meaning of PLAUSIBILITY

Pronunciation:  pl`ozub'ilutee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  apparent validity
 

PLAUSIBILITY is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: plausibleness
 
 Antonyms: implausibility, implausibleness
 
 See Also: believability, credibility, credibleness, reasonableness, tenability, tenableness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Plau`si*bil"i*ty\, n. [Cf. F. plausibilit['e].]
1. Something worthy of praise. [Obs.]

         Integrity, fidelity, and other gracious
         plausibilities.                       --E. Vaughan.

2. The quality of being plausible; speciousness.

         To give any plausibility to a scheme. --De Quincey.

3. Anything plausible or specious. --R. Browning.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acceptability, admissibility, apparent soundness, believability, believableness, casuistry, circularity, color, common sense, conceivability, credibility, credit, disingenuousness, distortion, equivocalness, equivocation, evasive reasoning, fallaciousness, fallacy, insincerity, jesuitism, jesuitry, justifiability, justness, logic, logicality, logicalness, misapplication, mystification, obfuscation, obscurantism, oversubtlety, perversion, philosophism, plausibleness, rationality, rationalization, reason, reasonability, reasonableness, reliability, sense, sensibleness, sophism, sophistical reasoning, sophistication, sophistry, sound sense, soundness, special pleading, speciosity, specious reasoning, speciousness, subtlety, sweet reason, tenability, trustworthiness, vicious circle, vicious reasoning
 

 

 

 

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