implausibility implausibility

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of provoking disbelief

Usage(s):

  1. In that moment he admits the movie's implausibility and captures the heart of the audience.
  2. Nixon came up again in the state-senate soliloquy, which drew heavily on Nixon's signature blend of bathos, defiance, self-pity and implausibility.
  3. Whether or not Erica wants revenge, the genre does, and the movie must oblige, in a climax that fatally ups the implausibility quotient.

News

  • Vladimir Putin Says He Didn't Steal Bob Kraft's Super Bowl Ring

    Yesterday, we wrote about how Russian president Vladimir Putin Deboed Patriots owner Bob Kraft for one of his Super Bowl rings. The story felt too good to be true, which means it might be too good to be true. Kraft's recount of the exchange and Putin's quote, for example, approaches something resembling implausibility: “I took out the ring and showed it to [Putin], and he put it on and he goes ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Deadspin

Quotes

  1. "I'm not accusing the government of cooking the books," he said. "But given the implausibility of these figures, it would help the government's case if all the modelling were released. As things stand, it's very hard to see how with this...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Tony Abbott Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "There was no premeditation. It wasn't a decision, and that obviously sounds not plausible because that's what anyone in my position would say. But there's nothing I can really do to counteract the implausibility," Camara said. "But I find it...
    on Apr 2, 2007 By: Kiwi Camara Source: Washington Post

  3. "We are convinced of the implausibility of conversations about the Iranian missile threat as a motivation for the establishment of a third site [in the US missile defense shield]. Everyone who is interested in normalizing the situation in the region...
    on Jul 13, 2008 By: Sergey Lavrov Source: Kommersant

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