Giving a deceptive impression of truth or reliability.(adjective)
Disingenuously smooth; fast-talking: "Ambitious, unscrupulous, energetic, ... and plausible,—a political gladiator, ready for a 'set-to' in any crowd” ( Frederick Douglass). (adjective)
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Use "plausible" in a sentence
"Ever since Ronald Reagan's henchmen coined the phrase "plausible deniability," that's become our national motto."
"To the skeptic's ear, when the word "plausible" needs to be included, this is a warning sign that what is described may not, in fact, be so plausible."
"The Gang of Six relies on what it calls a "plausible baseline" of future tax rates, but that baseline does not assume a continuation of current tax policies."