implausibility


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Synonyms for implausibility

the quality of provoking disbelief

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Screenwriter Barry L Levy doesn't play fair though as coincidence and chance nudge the film increasingly towards implausibility.
Clinton would bring her own weaknesses into the fall campaign, not least her implausibility as an agent of ''change.
The finale, when it comes after some irritating static, rivals one's monthly cell phone bill in its confusion and implausibility.
Jack Kinneer describes the above statements as popular myths assuming the implausibility of Biblical narrative about the birth of Jesus.
Running along two narrative tracks, with some bothersome jumps back in time, Nora's story grows more tragic as Ismael's moves from absurdity to arbitrariness to occasional, outright implausibility.
The prima facie implausibility of this may make us doubt the temporal argument, at least until this implausibility is removed or we are told something special about the temporal case.
Perhaps even more significant is that in both cases their effectiveness in this role may be dependent on those exposures of artifice or mechanism, those flaws in verisimilitude or gaps of implausibility which imagination readily fills with its own overflow.
the scene where drunken Shirley Terrahawk staggered on to the scaffolding to find Professor Brian Cox fan Jean stargazing through her telescope took implausibility to a whole new level.
His fans will see beyond such implausibility but less ardent devotees of the great man will find this movie about a bitter bigot taking on all-comers hard to swallow.
Moreover, DI Lewis would be liable to be cross-examined on the handcuffing of O'Brien and Hall to radiators at Canton Police Station, and about the refusal to allow the appellants to consult their solicitors and the implausibility of the reasons recorded for that refusal in the appellants' custody records.
Screenwriter Barry L Levy doesn't play fair: coincidence and chance nudge the film increasingly towards implausibility, like Howard shadowing a police chase with his camera in order to feed us a red herring.
Despite the plot's increasing level of implausibility, Langenegger maintains a fair degree of suspense throughout.
10 (8) VANTAGE POINT (12) This is an intricate action-thriller, which replays a devastating terrorist attack from eight perspectives - but coincidence and chance nudge the film increasingly towards implausibility.
Coincidence and chance nudge the film increasingly towards implausibility like the American tourist who gets the urge to shadow a police chase with his camera in order to feed us at least one red herring.
Vantage Point is an intricate action thriller, which replays a devastating terrorist attack from eight perspectives - but coincidence and chance nudge the film increasingly towards implausibility.