Unthinkable vs Implausible - What's the difference?

unthinkable | implausible |


As adjectives the difference between unthinkable and implausible

is that unthinkable is incapable of being believed; incredible while implausible is not plausible; unlikely; dubious.

unthinkable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Incapable of being believed; incredible.
  • Inconceivable or unimaginable; extremely improbable in a way that goes against common sense.
  • Nothing is unthinkable , nothing impossible to the balanced person, provided it comes out of the needs of life and is dedicated to life's further development -
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 23 , author=Tom Fordyce , title=2011 Rugby World Cup final: New Zealand 8-7 France , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=With 16 minutes left on the clock and the tension climbing through the roof, Trinh-Duc tried his luck with a penalty from just inside halfway only to push it wide, but the unthinkable now seemed a real possibility.}}

    References

    * (EtymOnLine)

    implausible

    English

    Alternative forms

    * unplausible

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not plausible; unlikely; dubious.
  • * 2008 , February 17, , " More on Harper", Language Log ,
  • Harper finds the idea that Latin developed into the modern Romance languages too implausible to believe.