from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Difficult to believe; not plausible.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not plausible; unlikely; dubious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not plausible; not wearing the appearance of truth or credibility, and not likely to be believed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not plausible; not having the appearance of truth or credibility; of dubious aspect.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a quality that provokes disbelief
- adj. highly imaginative but unlikely
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But Bridge undercuts his credibility by describing early childhood and later events in implausible and gratuitous detail, including pages of line-by-line dialogue.
It was implausible from the start and sounds downright ludicrous now.
I don’t find that utterly implausible – and among the reasons that I don’t find it implausible is that at various times in American history, universities have had quota systems for Jews, and there is reason to suspect that University of California may be doing something like a quota system for Asians.
Let me add one more item: Senator Obama’s indulgence in implausible reconciliations of past and present statements evidences an internal conviction that he is so charismatic, clever and convincing that ordinary mortals can be counted on to fall in readily with this week’s version of reality.
When one judge believes the plausibility of a claim of discrimination and another judge feels the claim is implausible, that is a very ill-defined and essentially discretionary decision that sensible people can disagree about.
It is being described as implausible given the number of people.
He also said he promoted the vehicles to the Chinese government, a statement that has been described as implausible by Fred Bild, Canada's ambassador to China at the time of the alleged lobbying.
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That seems kind of implausible, given that the readers can see the characters on the covers.
Mr. Klee said he found no proof that the information was "purposely withheld" from the Tribune board members, but he said he found it "implausible" that the lack of information was "unintentional."