Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

creditable

play
adjective cred·it·able \ˈkre-di-tə-bəl\

Simple Definition of creditable

  • : good enough to be praised

Full Definition of creditable

  1. 1 :  worthy of belief <a creditable report>

  2. 2 :  sufficiently good to bring esteem or praise <a creditable performance>

  3. 3 :  worthy of commercial credit

  4. 4 :  capable of being assigned

cred·it·abil·i·ty play \ˌkre-di-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
cred·it·able·ness play \ˈkre-di-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun
cred·it·ably play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of creditable

  1. <a creditable effort, even if it didn't succeed completely>

  2. <let's look for a scientifically creditable explanation before going off into the realm of the supernatural>



1526

First Known Use of creditable

1526



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up creditable? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 6, 2016

an official order, decree, or edict

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

duvet spindrift kittly-benders pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ