credence


credence

noun

Definition of CREDENCE

1
firm belief in the integrity, ability, effectiveness, or genuineness of someone or something <I'm afraid I don't put much credence in common gossip>
Antonyms distrust, mistrust
2
mental conviction of the truth of some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon <a foolish theory that, incredibly, once had wide credence among educated people>
Synonyms credence, credit, faith

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