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adjective     plausible pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    likely to be true

    A bomb was the only plausible explanation for the crash.

    The story was plausible but that didn’t necessarily mean it was true.

  2. 2
    someone who is plausible seems to be honest and sincere, even though they may not be
  3. 3
    able to be considered seriously for a particular job or purpose

    There no longer seem to be any plausible left-wing candidates left.

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     plausibility pronunciation in British English
/ˌplɔːzəˈbɪləti/ noun [uncountable]




to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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