Plausible vs Probable - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between plausible and probable
is that plausible
is seemingly or apparently valid, likely, or acceptable; credible: a plausible excuse while probable
is likely or most likely to be true.
Seemingly or apparently valid, likely, or acceptable; credible: a plausible excuse.
Obtaining approbation; specifically pleasing; apparently right; specious.
- In short, the twin assumptions that syntactic rules are category-based, and that there are a highly restricted finite set of categories in any natural language (perhaps no more than a dozen major categories), together with the assumption that the child either knows'' (innately) or ''learns (by experience) that all rules are structure-dependent ( =category-based), provide a highly plausible model of language acquisition, in which languages become learnable in a relatively short, finite period of time (a few years).
Using specious arguments or discourse. (rfv-sense)
- a plausible''' pretext; '''plausible''' manners; a '''plausible delusion
(obsolete) Worthy of being applauded; praiseworthy; commendable; ready.
- a plausible speaker
- (Bishop Hacket)
Likely or most likely to be true.
- It's probable that it will rain tomorrow.
Likely to happen.
- The probable source of the failure was the mass of feathers in the intake manifold.
Supporting, or giving ground for, belief, but not demonstrating.
- With all the support we have, success is looking probable .
- probable''' evidence; '''probable presumption
(obsolete) Capable of being proved.