Definition of credibility in English:

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Pronunciation: /krɛdɪˈbɪlɪti/


[mass noun]
1The quality of being trusted and believed in: the government’s loss of credibility
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  • However, all this talk of trust and credibility has stirred my curiosity.
  • However, none of these failings, in our view, undermined the overall credibility of these witnesses.
  • The failure to report the allegations undermined the credibility of the witnesses to the extent they should not be believed.
trustworthiness, reliability, dependability, integrity, character;
reputation, standing, status, cachet, kudos, eminence, credit, acceptability
1.1The quality of being convincing or believable: the book’s anecdotes have scant regard for credibility
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  • Realism with regard to screenplay and dialogue give it the kind of credibility that only documentaries have.
  • The lack of credibility regarding the central issues in this claim have caused me to doubt the truthfulness of the appellant.
  • His goal is to convince them that party politics is central to the credibility story.
plausibility, believability, acceptability, tenability, probability, likelihood, authority, authoritativeness, impressiveness, cogency, weight, validity, soundness;
truth, veracity, faithfulness, fidelity, authenticity, accuracy, factualness
rare veridicality
informal clout
1.2 another term for street credibility.


Mid 16th century: from medieval Latin credibilitas, from Latin credibilis (see credible).

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