certifiable

adjective
cer·​ti·​fi·​able | \ ˈsər-tə-ˌfī-ə-bəl How to pronounce certifiable (audio) , ˌsər-tə-ˈfī- \

Definition of certifiable

1a : capable of being certified certifiable teachers
b chiefly US : genuine, authentic a certifiable liar a certifiable movie star
2 informal : fit to be certified as insane : crazy downright certifiable behavior Anyone and everyone who says they can't live without a telephone (and that includes me) is clearly certifiable.— Camilla Sorsbie

Other Words from certifiable

certifiably \ ˈsər-​tə-​ˌfī-​ə-​blē How to pronounce certifiable (audio) , ˌsər-​tə-​ˈfī-​ \ adverb

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Examples of certifiable in a Sentence

Anyone who would run in front of a car like that is certifiable. We called in a certifiable expert on legal issues. A handful of cinema's certifiable masterpieces are in need of restoration.
Recent Examples on the Web The primary recipient of the program's funding have been crisis pregnancy centers, and proponents of the initiative have championed its success in preventing abortions in Texas despite a lack of certifiable outcomes. Dan Carson, Chron, 1 Aug. 2022 Vampire Weekend, both a critical darling and certifiable crowd-pleaser, has consistently released great material – and all of it was on display at the Music Elevates stage just as the sun set. Annie Nickoloff, cleveland, 11 July 2022 The Lyriq has already proven to be a certifiable hit. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 28 June 2022 Plenty of research has shown that attractive people are heavily rewarded in all aspects of life; beauty is a certifiable privilege. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, 8 Nov. 2021 In the most basic terms, an NFT is a token that represents certifiable ownership of a specific, unique digital asset. Alison Mccauley, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 Investing in electric vehicles or EVs is an example of hoping to profit from a certifiable trend, fueled by reactions to climate change and rising gasoline prices. Next Avenue, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 The Mexican actor-writer-director-producer, 59, is a certifiable superstar, having achieved a level of personal popularity, television ubiquity, and reliably boffo box-office appeal in Mexico on a par with Kevin Hart’s in the U.S. Chris Lee, Vulture, 10 Aug. 2021 Nikola Jokic have made big men fashionable again by promptly establishing themselves as certifiable candidates for the Most Valuable Player Award with their player-of-the-month-winning performances in January. Marc Stein, New York Times, 3 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of certifiable

1688, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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7 Aug 2022

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“Certifiable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/certifiable. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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