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.

Nearby words

  1. credential,
  2. credentialism,
  3. credentials,
  4. credently,
  5. credenza,
  6. credibility gap,
  7. credible,
  8. credit,
  9. credit account,
  10. credit bureau

Sometimes cred·i·ble·ness.

Related formsnon·cred·i·bil·i·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for credibility

credibility

/ (ˌkrɛdɪˈbɪlɪtɪ) /

noun

the quality of being believed or trusted
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Word Origin and History for credibility

credibility

n.

1590s, from Medieval Latin credibilitas, from Latin credibilis (see credible). Credibility gap is 1966, American English, in reference to official statements about the Vietnam War.

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