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[kred-uh-buh l]
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  1. capable of being believed; believable: a credible statement.
  2. 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
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


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1. plausible, likely, reasonable, tenable.
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  1. capable of being believed
  2. trustworthy or reliablethe latest claim is the only one to involve a credible witness
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Derived Formscredibleness, nouncredibly, adverb

Word Origin

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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