Definition of credible in English:

credible

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrɛdɪb(ə)l
 
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adjective

Derivatives

credibly

adverb
More example sentences
  • Some of the dogs also entered shows and performed credibly.
  • The companies within the Services division all performed credibly.
  • The crossover between the two groups is, however, historically far too close for that argument to be credibly made.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin credibilis, from credere 'believe'.

Usage

Confusion often arises between the words credible and creditable. Credible chiefly means ‘able to be believed; convincing’ ( few people found his story credible ), while creditable means ‘deserving acknowledgement and praise but not necessarily outstanding’ ( a very creditable 2-4 defeat ).

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