['plɔːzɪb(ə)l] or ['plɔzəbl]
(adj.) apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful; 'a plausible excuse' .
(adj.) given to or characterized by presenting specious arguments; 'a plausible liar' .
(a.) Worthy of being applauded; praiseworthy; commendable; ready.
(a.) Obtaining approbation; specifically pleasing; apparently right; specious; as, a plausible pretext; plausible manners; a plausible delusion.
(a.) Using specious arguments or discourse; as, a plausible speaker.
a. Specious, colorable, seemingly fair.
SYN:Specious, superficial, passable, unctuous, fair-spoken, pretentious,ostensible, right, apparently, colorable, feasible
ANT:Genuine, sterling, transparent, unmistakable, profound
adj. that may be applauded: seemingly worthy of approval or praise: superficially pleasing: apparently right: fair-spoken: popular.—ns. Plausibil′ity Plaus′ibleness an appearance of being right or worthy of approval: that which seems right and true at first sight.—adv. Plaus′ibly.
- There is much that is plausible in this explanation. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- It sounds plausible. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- It would be a very plausible river if they would pump some water into it. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- They were plausible and dangerously unsound working ideas. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- He saw the perfect good-humoured callousness, even strange, glistening malice, in Gerald, glistening through the plausible ethics of productivity. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- In the trust agitation this is especially plausible. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- And if from a speculative angle the Marxian tradition has shaded too heavily the economic facts, it was at least a plausible and practical exaggeration. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- If there is a plausible excuse for the worship of men, then by all means let us forgive Rubens and his brethren. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- It was known twenty--forty times over, there being at least forty plausible reasons adduced to account for the unaccountable circumstance. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Their hypothesis is very plausible. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- Your reasoning is certainly plausible. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- This was the most plausible explanation of a speech which had caused rather a startling change in his expectations. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.