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

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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not plausible; provoking disbelief; unlikely
Derived Formsimplausibility or implausibleness, nounimplausibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for implausible

c.1600, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + plausible. Related: Implausibly.

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