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credibility

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noun cred·i·bil·i·ty \ˌkre-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\

Simple Definition of credibility

  • : the quality of being believed or accepted as true, real, or honest

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of credibility

  1. 1 :  the quality or power of inspiring belief <an account lacking in credibility>

  2. 2 :  capacity for belief <strains her reader's credibilityTimes Literary Supplement>

Examples of credibility in a sentence

  1. The new evidence lends credibility to their theory.

  2. The scandal undermined her credibility as an honest politician.

  3. In this instance, the lawyer's job is to make the jury doubt the witness's credibility.



1594

First Known Use of credibility

1594




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