From Latin plausibilis (“deserving of applause”), from the participle stem of plaudere (“to applaud”).
- Seemingly or apparently valid, likely, or acceptable; credible: a plausible excuse.
- Obtaining approbation; specifically pleasing; apparently right; specious.
- a plausible pretext; plausible manners; a plausible delusion
- Using specious arguments or discourse.
- a plausible speaker
- (obsolete) Worthy of being applauded; praiseworthy; commendable; ready.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Hacket to this entry?)
worthy of being applauded