Seemingly or apparently valid, likely, or acceptable; credible: a plausible excuse. (adjective)
Examples of word plausible
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.
I think that if we have a situation where the Taliban comes into power in Afghanistan, it's going to be very difficult to deter them from somehow hosting Al Qaida elements, because they can very easily establish what you call plausible deniability.
But the problem with coming flat out against it is that the Iraq war was what I call a plausible war.
Just a short time ago, Capitol Hill Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider said that they were investigating what they called a plausible explanation.
If in the case of the CIA tapes, if congress does nothing because the evidence was destroyed and can not prove who did what just remember the term plausible deniability as it once again is being used to pull the wool over your eyes and make a fool of you, and if you do nothing to force them to prosecute everyone who had anything to do with the destruction of the tapes, and also prosecute the violations that occurred on the tapes, then you are a good man who does nothing but support evil.