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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Recent Examples on the Web 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 This would be especially true for a Knicks team that doesn’t have anything close to a certifiable franchise player at the moment. New York Times, 30 Dec. 2020 This year especially, which will go down in the history books as a certifiable dumpster fire, nails are proving to be more of a delight than ever. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, 15 Dec. 2020 While Indianapolis doesn’t have as many Art Deco buildings as certifiable Art Deco cities such as Cincinnati, Miami and Chicago, Ryan said the style has still shaped Indianapolis architecture today. Christine Fernando, The Indianapolis Star, 1 Sep. 2020 Back in the '60s, somewhere in a TV production office, a certifiable genius came up with the brilliant, if not slightly unusual, idea to combine game shows and grocery shopping. Kelsey Hurwitz, Woman's Day, 7 July 2020 Both are certifiable at this point: Wendy’s getting cozy with a drug lord and Marty’s trying to flip a federal agent. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, 30 Mar. 2020 With more than 10 million subscribers now, Disney+ is already a certifiable streaming behemoth. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 22 Dec. 2019 With more than 10 million subscribers now, Disney+ is already a certifiable streaming behemoth. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 22 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of certifiable

1688, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of certifiable was in 1688

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“Certifiable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/certifiable. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of certifiable

informal : crazy or insane
chiefly US : real or genuine

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