Definition of creditable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrɛdɪtəb(ə)l/


(Of a performance, effort, or action) deserving public acknowledgement and praise but not necessarily outstanding or successful: a very creditable 2-4 defeat
More example sentences
  • 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.
commendable, praiseworthy, laudable, admirable, honourable, estimable, meritorious, exceptional, exemplary, noteworthy, notable, worthy, up to the mark, deserving, respectable, reputable, sterling;
worthy of commendation, worthy of admiration
British informal smashing, brill, champion, grand
North American informal bully
Australian/New Zealand informal beaut
British informal top-hole


On the difference between creditable and credible, see credible (usage).



Pronunciation: /krɛdɪtəˈbɪlɪti/
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.


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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