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credible

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adjective cred·i·ble \ˈkre-də-bəl\

Simple Definition of credible

  • : able to be believed : reasonable to trust or believe

  • : good enough to be effective

Full Definition of credible

  1. 1 :  offering reasonable grounds for being believed <a credible account of an accident> <credible witnesses>

  2. 2 :  of sufficient capability to be militarily effective <a credible deterrent> <credible forces>

cred·i·bly play \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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