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(of an argument or statement) not seeming reasonable or probable; failing to convince.‘this is a blatantly implausible claim’
unlikely, not likely, improbable, questionable, doubtful, debatablehard to believe, unconvincing, far-fetched, unrealistic, incredible, unbelievable, unimaginable, inconceivable, fantastic, fanciful, ridiculous, absurd, preposteroushard to swallow, cock and bull, tallView synonyms
- ‘Of all the impossible occurrences in Fantastic Four, none seems as implausible as scientist Reed Richards's scheme to make billions of dollars by studying the human genome through the exposure of plants - yes, plants - to cosmic rays.’
- ‘Science fiction cinema is no stranger to implausible robots, running the full gamut from implausibly cool to implausibly terrible.’
- ‘If it seems implausible to some, no matter: implausibility can never be accepted as a bar to evangelism even if it constitutes a barrier to faith.’
- ‘They are based on an array of budget devices and implausible assumptions that mask hundreds of billions of dollars of tax reductions and government expenditures that are virtually certain to occur but are omitted from the budget.’
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