What is another word for implausibility?

62 synonyms found


[ ɪmplˌɔːzəbˈɪlɪti], [ ɪmplˌɔːzəbˈɪlɪti], [ ɪ_m_p_l_ˌɔː_z_ə_b_ˈɪ_l_ɪ_t_i]

How to use "Implausibility" in context?

When confronted with an implausible situation, most people instinctually deploy a defence mechanism known as cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance occurs when an individual's attitudes and behaviour conflict. Ideally, an individual will try to harmonize these attitudes and behaviours, but when these efforts lead to inconsistencies or dissonance, cognitive dissonance will be induced. This mental state can often cause people to change their attitudes or behaviours in order to resolve the conflict.

One of the most common ways that implausible situations are resolved is by invoking Occam's Razor. This principle states that the simplest explanation is usually the correct one.

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