Definition of plausibility noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌplɔːzəˈbɪləti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌplɔːzəˈbɪləti//
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  1. 1the quality of being reasonable and likely to be true This new evidence lends plausibility to the theory that she was murdered.
  2. 2(disapproving) the quality of being good at sounding honest and sincere, especially when trying to trick people She lied with enough conviction and plausibility that we believed her.