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  • adj. Alternative form of implausible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not plausible; not having a fair or specious appearance.

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Examples

  • Fairies in the garden pond can be a consistent (albeit, unplausible) belief. nullasalus: But when someone relates an experience, your instinct for evaluating it is to rely on empiricism.

    Dawkins and ID

  • Fairies in the garden pond can be a consistent (albeit, unplausible) belief.

    Dawkins and ID

  • They seemed awfully quick to spill the beans to him, after being tightlipped in Baerlon, which was a bit on the unplausible side.

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  • My two cents for improving the show next season: Even after committing as an audience member to the premise of the show, the one really unplausible part of the show for me is that Nate's crew isn't recognized more often, either during a con or between cons.

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  • The entire “left brain, right brain” debate has always seemed unplausible to me.

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  • I agree that this is somehow unplausible to give up any kind of technology.

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  • As someone who has always read and whose livelihood depends on students who themselves identify as readers, that possibility was disturbing but not unplausible; I'd long since stopped reading the short fiction in The New Yorker, at least in part because it felt the least urgent: given the finite amount of my reading time, I concluded that the nonfictional stuff was what was interesting, topical--and much more likely to come up in dinner-party conversation.

    Ferule & Fescue

  • "Masterpiece" is center of the morally tendentious Rand in the passage - the kind of work her unplausible Atlases do, and the passage can be unravelled by that thread.

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  • He soon becomes satisfied with tacitly ratifying whatever happens, or at least straining to find the grain of unplausible hope that may be latent in the situation.

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  • If that seems a little unplausible, I'd like to ask you to think for a moment about the recent evolution of the financial services marketplace.

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