What is a plausible explanation


plausible (German) [edit]


Word separation:

plau · si · bel, comparative: plau · si · b · ler, superlative: plau · si · bels · th


IPA: [plaʊ̯ˈziːbl̩]
Audio samples: plausible (Info), plausible (Info)
Rhymes: -iːbl̩


[1] understood as comprehensible, credible


from the Latin adjective plausibility→ la = "Approving", from the verb chat, plausī, plausum→ la = "(Applause) clap" [Sources are missing]

Sense releated words:

[1] acceptable, acceptable, understandable, plausible, comprehensible, convincing, understandable

Opposite words:

[1] implausible, implausible, incomprehensible


[1] This is one plausible Explanation.
[1] It seems to have got around that the existence of Christian God is just as much plausible is like that of the other gods.[1]
[1] They often sound the same plausible how outrageous - and yet they are fictitious. The EU Commission head calls for more self-regulation by social networks in order to ban so-called fake news.[2]

Characteristic word combinations:

[1] with grade particle:very, veryplausible
[1] with adverb:barelyplausible
[1] with adjective:littleplausible
[1] with preposition:at themost plausible ( Audio (Info), Audio (Info))

Word formations:

check plausibility, check plausibility, check plausibility

Translations [edit]

References and further information:

[1] Wikipedia article "Plausibility"
[1] Digital dictionary of the German language "plausible"
[1] University of Leipzig: Vocabulary portal "plausible"


  1. Christiane Florin: Möller vs. Achminow - Would we be better off without God? Good works are done in God's name, but wars are also waged. Faith creates cohesion, but also sows discord. Philipp Möller from the Giordano Bruno Foundation says: I don't need God and society doesn't need any "Jesus corporations". Nina Akhminov contradicts: Religion is part of our culture. In: Germany radio. October 7, 2017 (Deutschlandfunk / Cologne, broadcast: culture of dispute, URL, accessed on October 7, 2017).
  2. Internet - Jean-Claude Juncker: Act vigorously against false reports. In: German wave. December 26, 2016 (URL, accessed October 7, 2017).