[ kred-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈkrɛd ə bəl /
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
OTHER WORDS FROM credible
cred·i·bil·i·ty, cred·i·ble·ness, nouncred·i·bly, adverbnon·cred·i·ble, adjectivenon·cred·i·ble·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for non-credible
I've never seen London Mayor Boris Johnson look so awkward, evasive, and non-credible as in this BBC interview.
Peterson dismisses as “non-credible” claims that his advocacy work has tainted the commission.
British Dictionary definitions for non-credible
/ (ˈkrɛdɪbəl) /
capable of being believed
trustworthy or reliablethe latest claim is the only one to involve a credible witness
Derived forms of crediblecredibleness, nouncredibly, adverb
Word Origin for credible
C14: from Latin crēdibilis, from Latin crēdere to believe
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