Origin of plausible
Examples from the Web for plausibility
But I can comment on a few aspects of the plausibility of the story.Did One Liberian Prostitute Give Ebola to Eight Soldiers?|Kent Sepkowitz|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Can she interpret the works of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and Cole Porter with plausibility?
Right now the first key to assessing the plausibility of this discovery is: what would float and what would not?Mysterious Debris Near Australia Looks like MH370’s Wing|Clive Irving|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So plausibility doesn't always matter—except when it's the characters who suddenly seem implausible.‘Breaking Bad’s’ Latest Episode, “Confessions,” Epitomizes the Show’s Highs and Lows|Andrew Romano|August 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The plausibility of an Alawite enclave, meanwhile, has been a subject for debate.‘Scorched Earth’ Tactics Feared in Assad Fight With Rebels|Mike Giglio|October 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One explanation only presented itself with any color of plausibility.The Law of Hemlock Mountain|Hugh Lundsford
It is so plausible because the author has ingeniously or accidentally set aside the usual earmarks of plausibility.The Delicious Vice|Young E. Allison
You have always been a plausible talker, and you have cloaked many criminal acts under that plausibility.The Code of the Mountains|Charles Neville Buck
An individual of marked attainment, not only in penmanship, but in the art of plausibility.One-Act Plays|Various
I believe the plausibility of this view rests upon a failure to form a right theory of descriptions.Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays|Bertrand Russell
British Dictionary definitions for plausibility
Word Origin for plausible
Word Origin and History for plausibility (1 of 2)
1540s, "acceptable, agreeable," from Latin plausibilis "deserving applause, acceptable," from plaus-, past participle stem of plaudere "to applaud" (see plaudit). Meaning "having the appearance of truth" is recorded from 1560s. Related: Plausibly.