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Origin of creditable

First recorded in 1520–30; credit + -able
Related formscred·it·a·ble·ness, cred·it·a·bil·i·ty, nouncred·it·a·bly, adverbnon·cred·it·a·ble, adjectivenon·cred·it·a·ble·ness, nounnon·cred·it·a·bly, adverbun·cred·it·a·ble, adjectiveun·cred·it·a·ble·ness, nounun·cred·it·a·bly, adverb
Can be confusedcredible creditable

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Historical Examples of creditably

  • She was regent for the first time in May, 1506, and she acquitted herself most creditably.

    Lucretia Borgia

    Ferdinand Gregorovius

  • Well, you have behaved most creditably—very creditably indeed.

  • Your holiday has had a haunted look, creditably to your conscience as a politician.

  • I only wish my daughters had come from the convent as creditably.

    The Mesmerist's Victim

    Alexandre Dumas

  • He was accepted, and served most creditably for the term of two years.

British Dictionary definitions for creditably


  1. deserving credit, honour, etc; praiseworthy
  2. obsolete credible
Derived Formscreditableness or creditability, nouncreditably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for creditably



1520s, from credit + -able. Related: Creditably; creditability.

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