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. [1913 Webster]

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