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  • n. The quality of being plausible; speciousness.
  • n. Anything plausible or specious.
  • n. Something worthy of praise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Something worthy of praise.
  • n. The quality of being plausible; speciousness.
  • n. Anything plausible or specious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being plausible or worthy of praise or acceptance; especially, a specious or superficial appearance of being right or worthy of acceptance, approval, or applause.
  • n. A praiseworthy act or quality; whatever deserves or commands applause.
  • n. Applause.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. apparent validity

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