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Definition not seeming believable
  • She gave the teacher an implausible excuse for not having completed her homework.
implausible = not seeming believable
  • an implausible explanation
  • One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.
    Rene Descartes
  • I watched Drew talk with the Bedouins, heard the strange, smooth sounds falling from his lips, and was struck by the implausibility of my presence there.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • implausibility = the quality of seeming unbelievable
  • I stared at the Rockies from my bedroom window and was struck by how implausible they seemed.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • implausible = unbelievable
  • In the end they'd designed something implausible, a town house of poured concrete with a glass facade.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • "And that I've given you every reason to find my plea implausible.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • First, she thought it sounded too implausible.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • "I don't think you understand how implausible this sounds," Kracker said, eyeing him with an arched brow.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • The chaplain listened to the implausible explanation distrustfully.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • They are everywhere at the same time, endlessly connected, and you half believe the most implausible things because you'd be stupid not to.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • I must admit that on the surface it sounds implausible.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Implausible, he realized.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • The story, though seemingly implausible, sparked in him a distant memory .... a faint recollection from a much darker time.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • His story at trial was so implausible that it was easy to believe that he had been pressured to testify falsely.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • A competition held by the Tribune brought a wave of implausible proposals.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Vanger no doubt had enough clout to keep the Hedestad police following up both plausible and implausible leads.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Already it seems implausible, and yet I know I did it.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • Again, Langdon forced himself to consider the implausible.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • "For the love of God, give me your clothes!" said the marquis, the implausibility of his predicament penetrating the haze of alcohol.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity

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