Definition of creditable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkredədəb(ə)l/


(Of a performance, effort, or action) deserving public acknowledgment and praise but not necessarily outstanding or successful: a very creditable 2-4 defeat
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  • After some days of heavy rains, the conditions were not ideal but both sides put in creditable performances.
  • She makes a creditable effort at interpreting the manifest and manifold mysteries of her subject's motivations.
  • This was an especially creditable effort because his two previous wins had been over longer distances.



Pronunciation: /ˌkreditəˈbilitē/
Example sentences
  • The creditability of all Gardaí is being undermined by the delays in investigating the few highly publicised cases.
  • The failure will seriously erode the nation's image in the international community and severely lower its external creditability.
  • This is necessary in order to make the system acceptable to all and to ensure its creditability from the start.


Pronunciation: /ˈkredədəblē/
Example sentences
  • Without resorting to finger gimmicks and word power, he acquits himself creditably, especially in the high-strung, emotional scenes.
  • And her pastor, probably quite creditably, is trying to give her a way to do that.
  • Although they did not win many medals, they performed creditably, and made their presence felt.

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Syllabification: cred·it·a·ble

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