- bringing or deserving credit, honor, reputation, or esteem.
Origin of creditable
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praiseworthy, meritorious, estimable, honorable.
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Examples from the Web for creditable
Discredited voices get just as much love from the First Amendment as creditable ones, so the Cheneys can say whatever they want.The Cheneys’ Permanent War
June 18, 2014
Not many would disagree that Clapper has done a creditable job at ODNI.Spy Chief James Clapper: We Can’t Stop Another Snowden
February 24, 2014
Smith did a creditable job narrating Pershing's (unsuccessful) 1916 expedition in pursuit of Pancho Villa.David's Bookclub: Until the Last Trumpet Sounds
December 24, 2012
Has there ever been a creditable female character in any of his books?Who Is the Best Western Novelist?
November 10, 2010
Under fire you said a most courageous, womanly, creditable thing.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
Jacob offered to leave the price to be named by any creditable watchmaker.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
The Editor made a step forward, bowed with creditable steadiness.Within the Tides
When the French police make a search, they do so with a creditable thoroughness.The White Lie
William Le Queux
But I happened to know that the circumstances on her side were not creditable.'Charge It'
- deserving credit, honour, etc; praiseworthy
- obsolete credible
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Word Origin and History for creditable
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