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plausible

adjective     /ˈplɔː.zə.bl̩/ US  /ˈplɑː-/
C2 seeming likely to be true, or able to be believed: a plausible explanation/excuseBelievable disapproving describes someone who appears to be honest and telling the truth, even if they are not: a plausible salesmanBelievable plausibility     /ˌplɔː.zəˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ US  /ˌplɑː.zəˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/ noun [U] In Chapter 2 she goes on to test the plausibility of these assumptions.Believable plausibly     /-bli/ adverb February's figures cannot plausibly be blamed on flukes or special factors.Believable
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