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

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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.
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First Known Use of certifiable

1688, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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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