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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 plau·si·ble /ˈplɔzəbəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Plau·si·ble a.
 1. Worthy of being applauded; praiseworthy; commendable; ready. [Obs.]
 2. Obtaining approbation; specifically pleasing; apparently right; specious; as, a plausible pretext; plausible manners; a plausible delusion. Plausible and popular arguments.”
 3. Using specious arguments or discourse; as, a plausible speaker.
 Syn: -- Plausible, Specious.
 Usage: Plausible denotes that which seems reasonable, yet leaves distrust in the judgment. Specious describes that which presents a fair appearance to the view and yet covers something false. Specious refers more definitely to the act or purpose of false representation; plausible has more reference to the effect on the beholder or hearer. An argument may by specious when it is not plausible because its sophistry is so easily discovered.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: apparently reasonable and valid [ant: implausible]
      2: likely but not certain to be or become true or real; "a
         likely result"; "he foresaw a probable loss" [syn: probable,
          likely] [ant: improbable]
      3: within the realm of credibility; "not a very likely excuse";
         "a plausible story" [syn: likely]
      4: appearing to merit belief or acceptance; "a credible
         witness"; "a plausible story" [syn: credible]