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Believable vs. Plausible

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Believableadjective

Capable of being believed; credible.

Plausibleadjective

Seemingly or apparently valid, likely, or acceptable; credible

‘a plausible excuse’;

Believableadjective

Capable of being believed; credible.

Plausibleadjective

Obtaining approbation; specifically pleasing; apparently right; specious.

‘a plausible pretext; plausible manners; a plausible delusion’;

Believableadjective

capable of being believed;

‘completely credible testimony’; ‘credible information’;

Plausibleadjective

(obsolete) Worthy of being applauded; praiseworthy; commendable; ready.

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Believableadjective

able to be believed; credible

‘she felt that Dawn's story was not quite believable’;

Plausibleadjective

Worthy of being applauded; praiseworthy; commendable; ready.

Believableadjective

(of a fictional character or situation) convincing or realistic

‘a drama that lacks believable characters’;

Plausibleadjective

Obtaining approbation; specifically pleasing; apparently right; specious; as, a plausible pretext; plausible manners; a plausible delusion.

Plausibleadjective

Using specious arguments or discourse; as, a plausible speaker.

Plausibleadjective

apparently reasonable and valid

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Plausibleadjective

likely but not certain to be or become true or real;

‘a likely result’; ‘he foresaw a probable loss’;

Plausibleadjective

within the realm of credibility;

‘not a very likely excuse’; ‘a plausible story’;

Plausibleadjective

appearing to merit belief or acceptance;

‘a credible witness’; ‘a plausible story’;

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