- 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
Synonyms for credible
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- capable of being believed
- trustworthy or reliablethe latest claim is the only one to involve a credible witness
Word Origin for credible
C14: from Latin crēdibilis, from Latin crēdere to believe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
"believable," late 14c., from Latin credibilis "worthy to be believed," from credere (see credo). Related: Credibly.
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