[ kred-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈkrɛd ə bəl /
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capable of being believed; believable: a credible statement.
worthy of belief or confidence; trustworthy: a credible witness.
OTHER WORDS FOR credible
1 plausible, likely, reasonable, tenable.
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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
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH credible1. credible , creditable2. credible , credulous
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How to use credible in a sentence
I've never seen London Mayor Boris Johnson look so awkward, evasive, and non-credible as in this BBC interview.Boris Johnson's Awfully Embarrassing Interview|David Frum|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Peterson dismisses as “non-credible” claims that his advocacy work has tainted the commission.Big-Spending Budget Hawk|Benjamin Sarlin|July 29, 2010|DAILY BEAST
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 of crediblecredibleness, nouncredibly, adverb
Word Origin for credible
C14: from Latin crēdibilis, from Latin crēdere to believe
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