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[kred-uh-bil-i-tee] /ˌkrɛd əˈbɪl ɪ ti/
the quality of being believable or worthy of trust:
After all those lies, his credibility was at a low ebb.
Sometimes, credibleness.
Related forms
noncredibility, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The art and practice of selling one's credibility for future delivery.

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • But there is one point about the book that deserves some considering, its credibility as autobiography.

    Lavengro George Borrow
  • Is not all this in favor of the credibility of the Old Testament?

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • Who can say, and prove, that this is not evidential of the truth and credibility of the New Testament?

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • The chief question for the jury was as to the credibility of the witnesses.

    Eli Heman White Chaplin
British Dictionary definitions for credibility


the quality of being believed or trusted
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for credibility

1590s, from Medieval Latin credibilitas, from Latin credibilis (see credible). Credibility gap is 1966, American English, in reference to official statements about the Vietnam War.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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