Plausibility Plau`si*bil"i*ty, n. [Cf. F. plausibilit['e].] 1. Something worthy of praise. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Integrity, fidelity, and other gracious plausibilities. --E. Vaughan. [1913 Webster]

2. The quality of being plausible; speciousness. [1913 Webster]

To give any plausibility to a scheme. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

3. Anything plausible or specious. --R. Browning. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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