certifiable

adjective cer·ti·fi·able \ ˈsər-tə-ˌfī-ə-bəl , ˌsər-tə-ˈfī- \
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

Definition of certifiable

1 a : capable of being certified
  • certifiable teachers
b chiefly US : genuine, authentic
  • a certifiable liar
  • a certifiable movie star
2 : fit to be certified as insane : crazy
  • downright certifiable behavior

certifiably

play \ˈsər-tə-ˌfī-ə-blē, ˌsər-tə-ˈfī-\ adverb

Examples of certifiable in a Sentence

  1. Anyone who would run in front of a car like that is certifiable.

  2. We called in a certifiable expert on legal issues.

  3. A handful of cinema's certifiable masterpieces are in need of restoration.

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First Known Use of certifiable

1846

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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CERTIFIABLE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of certifiable for English Language Learners

  • : crazy or insane

  • : real or genuine



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