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 formscred·i·bil·i·ty, cred·i·ble·ness, nouncred·i·bly, adverbnon·cred·i·ble, adjectivenon·cred·i·ble·ness, nounnon·cred·i·bly, adverb
Can be confusedcredible creditablecredible credulous

Synonyms for credible Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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capable of being believed
trustworthy or reliablethe latest claim is the only one to involve a credible witness
Derived Formscredibleness, nouncredibly, adverb

Word Origin for credible

C14: from Latin crēdibilis, from Latin crēdere to believe
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Word Origin and History for non-credible



"believable," late 14c., from Latin credibilis "worthy to be believed," from credere (see credo). Related: Credibly.

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