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credible

[ kred-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈkrɛd ə bəl /
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adjective
capable of being believed; believable: a credible statement.
worthy of belief or confidence; trustworthy: a credible witness.

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Origin of credible

1350–1400; Middle English (<Middle French ) <Latin crēdibilis, equivalent to crēd(ere) to believe + -ibilis-ible

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH credible

1. credible , creditable2. credible , credulous
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British Dictionary definitions for credible

credible
/ (ˈkrɛdɪbəl) /

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

Derived forms of credible

credibleness, nouncredibly, adverb

Word Origin for credible

C14: from Latin crēdibilis, from Latin crēdere to believe
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