credibility gap noun
: a situation in which the things that someone says are not believed or trusted because of the difference between what is said and what seems to be true
a : lack of trust <a credibility gap between generations>
b : lack of believability <a credibility gap created by contradictory official statements — Samuel Ellenport>
: discrepancy <the credibility gap between the professed ideals … and their actual practices — Jeanne L. Noble>
Examples of CREDIBILITY GAP
- There is a credibility gap between what the mayor says and what the people see happening in the city.
- The fact that the new estimates are so wildly different from the initial numbers has created a credibility gap.
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