from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Difficult to believe; not plausible.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not plausible; not having the appearance of truth or credibility; of dubious aspect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not plausible; not wearing the appearance of truth or credibility, and not likely to be believed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not plausible; unlikely; dubious.

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

  • adjective having a quality that provokes disbelief
  • adjective highly imaginative but unlikely


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  • adjective: describing a statement that is not believable

    The teacher found it implausible that the student was late to school because he had been kidnapped by outlaws on horseback.

    October 19, 2016