implausible


implausible
adj.
VERBS
be, seem, sound
consider sth, deem sth

These results might be considered implausible.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
highly
totally, utterly, wholly, wildly

This idea is totally implausible.

increasingly

He gave a series of increasingly implausible excuses.

not entirely
inherently
biologically, psychologically, scientifically, etc.
Implausible is used with these nouns: ↑explanation

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Implausible — Im*plau si*ble, a. [Pref. im not + plausible: cf. F. implausible.] Not plausible; not wearing the appearance of truth or credibility, and not likely to be believed. Implausible harangues. Swift. {Im*plau si*ble*ness}, n. {Im*plau si*bly}, adv.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • implausible — I adjective beyond belief, contrary to experience, doubtable, doubtful, dubitable, hard to believe, hardly possible, improbable, inconceivable, incredible, open to doubt, open to suspicion, questionable, suspicious, unbelievable, unconvincing,… …   Law dictionary

  • implausible — (adj.) c.1600, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + PLAUSIBLE (Cf. plausible). Related: Implausibly …   Etymology dictionary

  • implausible — [adj] not likely doubtful, dubious, farfetched, far out*, fishy*, flimsy, for the birds*, full of holes*, impossible, improbable, inconceivable, incredible, obscure, problematic, puzzling, reachy, suspect, thin*, too much*, unbelievable,… …   New thesaurus

  • implausible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not seeming reasonable or probable. DERIVATIVES implausibility noun implausibly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • implausible — [im plô′zə bəl] adj. not plausible implausibility n. pl. implausibilities implausibly adv …   English World dictionary

  • implausible — im|plau|si|ble [ımˈplo:zıbəl US ˈplo: ] adj difficult to believe and therefore unlikely to be true ≠ ↑plausible implausible theory/idea/explanation etc ▪ Margaret found his excuse somewhat implausible. ▪ It s not entirely implausible that a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • implausible — [[t]ɪmplɔ͟ːzɪb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as implausible, you believe that it is unlikely to be true. I had to admit it sounded like a convenient and implausible excuse... It seems implausible that the projects would have gone… …   English dictionary

  • implausible — adjective difficult to believe and therefore unlikely to be true: an implausible explanation | His excuses were totally implausible. implausibly adverb implausibility noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • implausible — adjective a swift conclusion to the negotiations is implausible another one of his implausible excuses Syn: unlikely, improbable, questionable, doubtful, debatable; unrealistic, unconvincing, far fetched, incredible, unbelievable, unimaginable,… …   Thesaurus of popular words


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