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plausibility (countable and uncountable, plural plausibilities)

  1. The quality of being plausible; speciousness.
    • 2014 October 14, David Malcolm, “The Great War Re-Remembered: Allohistory and Allohistorical Fiction”, in Martin Löschnigg; Marzena Sokolowska-Paryz, editors, The Great War in Post-Memory Literature and Film[1], Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG., →ISBN, page 173:
      The question of the plausibility of the counter-factual is seen as key in all three discussions of allohistorical fiction (as it is in Demandt's and Ferguson's examinations of allohistory) (cf. Rodiek 25–26; Ritter 15–16; Helbig 32).
  2. Anything plausible or specious.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of R. Browning to this entry?)
  3. (obsolete) Something worthy of praise.
    • E. Vaughan
      integrity, fidelity, and other gracious plausibilities

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