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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. 2017.
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Historical Examples
  • Delacroix is one of the mighty ones of the earth, and Ingres misses being so creditably.

  • She was regent for the first time in May, 1506, and she acquitted herself most creditably.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • All your difficulties then will vanish, your end will have been creditably and adequately attained.

    The Master Mummer E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Well, you have behaved most creditably—very creditably indeed.

    In Brief Authority F. Anstey
  • They passed an examination in the Old Testament, as it appeared, most creditably, although the eldest were thirteen.

    Intimate China Mrs. Archibald Little
  • I only wish my daughters had come from the convent as creditably.

    The Mesmerist's Victim Alexandre Dumas
  • He cannot overcome the king of heaven, yet he acquits himself so creditably that he wins Indra's friendship.

  • The two Achaeans and the Ætolian did creditably, scoring five each.

    Callias Alfred John Church
  • During the former he mixed little in politics, and devoting himself to his juridical duties, he discharged them creditably.

    Atrocious Judges John Campbell, Baron Campbell
  • All the other great religious bodies are also creditably represented.

    Australian Pictures Howard Willoughby
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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