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[kred-i-tuh-buh l] /ˈkrɛd ɪ tə bəl/
bringing or deserving credit, honor, reputation, or esteem.
Origin of creditable
First recorded in 1520-30; credit + -able
Related forms
creditableness, creditability, noun
creditably, adverb
noncreditable, adjective
noncreditableness, noun
noncreditably, adverb
uncreditable, adjective
uncreditableness, noun
uncreditably, adverb
Can be confused
credible, creditable.
praiseworthy, meritorious, estimable, honorable. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for creditably
Historical Examples
  • She was regent for the first time in May, 1506, and she acquitted herself most creditably.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • Well, you have behaved most creditably—very creditably indeed.

    In Brief Authority F. Anstey
  • Your holiday has had a haunted look, creditably to your conscience as a politician.

  • I only wish my daughters had come from the convent as creditably.

    The Mesmerist's Victim Alexandre Dumas
  • He was accepted, and served most creditably for the term of two years.

    Silver Chimes in Syria W. S. Nelson
  • The two Achaeans and the Ætolian did creditably, scoring five each.

    Callias Alfred John Church
  • We have done our best for him, and as a rule he creditably responds.

    Prairie Gold Various
  • All the other great religious bodies are also creditably represented.

    Australian Pictures Howard Willoughby
  • It's all over, thank Heaven, and it went off creditably well.

    The Whirligig of Time Wayland Wells Williams
  • Nevertheless, the power of the priesthood, we were creditably informed, is on the wane.

    Equatorial America Maturin M. Ballou
British Dictionary definitions for creditably


deserving credit, honour, etc; praiseworthy
(obsolete) credible
Derived Forms
creditableness, creditability, noun
creditably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for creditably



1520s, from credit + -able. Related: Creditably; creditability.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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