adjective cred·i·ble \ˈkre-də-bəl\

: able to be believed : reasonable to trust or believe

: good enough to be effective

Full Definition of CREDIBLE

:  offering reasonable grounds for being believed <a credible account of an accident> <credible witnesses>
:  of sufficient capability to be militarily effective <a credible deterrent> <credible forces>
cred·i·bly \ˈkre-də-blē\ adverb

Examples of CREDIBLE

  1. We've received credible information about the group's location.
  2. She does a credible job of playing the famous singer.

Origin of CREDIBLE

Middle English, from Latin credibilis, from credere
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with CREDIBLE


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