[ kred-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈkrɛd ə bəl /


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

Related forms

Can be confused

credible creditablecredible credulous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for credible


/ (ˈkrɛdɪbəl) /


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
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