Plausible vs. Possible

By Jaxson

  • Plausible (adjective)

    Seemingly or apparently valid, likely, or acceptable; credible

    “a plausible excuse”

  • Plausible (adjective)

    Obtaining approbation; specifically pleasing; apparently right; specious.

    “a plausible pretext; plausible manners; a plausible delusion”

  • Plausible (adjective)

    Worthy of being applauded; praiseworthy; commendable; ready.

  • Possible (adjective)

    Able but not certain to happen; neither inevitable nor impossible.


    “Rain tomorrow is possible, but I wouldn’t bet on it.”

    “It’s not just possible, it’s probable.”

  • Possible (adjective)

    Capable of being done or achieved; feasible.


    “It’s possible for anyone to learn to pay the bagpipes.”

  • Possible (adjective)

    Being considered, e.g. for a position.

    “Jones and Smith are both possible for the opening in sales.”

  • Possible (adjective)

    Apparently valid, likely, plausible.



  • Possible (noun)

    A possible one.

  • Possible (noun)

    A possible choice, notably someone being considered for a position.

    “Jones is a possible for the new opening in sales.”

  • Possible (noun)

    A particular event that may happen.


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