colorable definition

  • adjective:
    • designed to deceive; maybe not genuine.
    • Seemingly real or genuine; plausible. See Synonyms at plausible.
    • alternate spelling of colourable.
    • Specious; plausible; having an appearance of right or justice.
    • supposed to deceive; not genuine.
    • Seemingly real or genuine; plausible. See Synonyms at plausible.
    • alternate spelling of colourable.
    • Specious; plausible; having an appearance of right or justice.
  • others:
    • Capable of being colored; with the capacity of being colored, painted, tinged, or stained.
    • Specious; plausible; offering an appearance of right, fairness, or physical fitness, specifically a false appearance: as, a colorable pretext; a colorable excuse.
    • Synonyms Specious, Plausible, etc. See ostensible.
    • with the capacity of becoming colored; with the capacity of being colored, coated, tinged, or stained.
    • Specious; plausible; giving an appearance of right, equity, or fitness, particularly a false look: as, a colorable pretext; a colorable reason.
    • Synonyms Specious, Plausible, etc. See ostensible.

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