credibility

[ kred-uh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ˌkrɛd əˈbɪl ɪ ti /

noun

the quality of being believable or worthy of trust: After all those lies, his credibility was at a low ebb.
Sometimes cred·i·ble·ness.

Related forms

non·cred·i·bil·i·ty, noun

Definition for credibilities (2 of 2)

credible

[ kred-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈkrɛd ə bəl /

adjective

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

SYNONYMS FOR credible

Related forms

Can be confused

credible creditablecredible credulous
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British Dictionary definitions for credibilities (1 of 2)

credible

/ (ˈkrɛdɪbəl) /

adjective

capable of being believed
trustworthy or reliablethe latest claim is the only one to involve a credible witness

Derived Forms

credibleness, nouncredibly, adverb

Word Origin for credible

C14: from Latin crēdibilis, from Latin crēdere to believe

British Dictionary definitions for credibilities (2 of 2)

credibility

/ (ˌkrɛdɪˈbɪlɪtɪ) /

noun

the quality of being believed or trusted
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