implausible

[ im-plaw-zuh-buhl ]
/ ɪmˈplɔ zə bəl /

adjective

not plausible; not having the appearance of truth or credibility: an implausible alibi.

Nearby words

  1. implantable,
  2. implantation,
  3. implanted suture,
  4. implantology,
  5. implausibility,
  6. implead,
  7. impleader,
  8. implement,
  9. implementation,
  10. implicate

Origin of implausible

First recorded in 1595–1605; im-2 + plausible

Related formsim·plau·si·bil·i·ty, im·plau·si·ble·ness, nounim·plau·si·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for implausibility

implausible

/ (ɪmˈplɔːzəbəl) /

adjective

not plausible; provoking disbelief; unlikely
Derived Formsimplausibility or implausibleness, nounimplausibly, adverb

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