- capable of being believed; believable: a credible statement.
- worthy of belief or confidence; trustworthy: a credible witness.
Origin of credible
1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin crēdibilis, equivalent to crēd(ere) to believe + -ibilis -ible
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1. plausible, likely, reasonable, tenable.
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- capable of being believed
- trustworthy or reliablethe latest claim is the only one to involve a credible witness
C14: from Latin crēdibilis, from Latin crēdere to believe
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Word Origin and History for noncredible
"believable," late 14c., from Latin credibilis "worthy to be believed," from credere (see credo). Related: Credibly.
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