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

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Other Words from certifiable

certifiably \ ˈsər-​tə-​ˌfī-​ə-​blē How to pronounce certifiably (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 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, "Ozark Season 3 Binge Club Recap: Episodes 1-10," 30 Mar. 2020 With more than 10 million subscribers now, Disney+ is already a certifiable streaming behemoth. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "Easy last minute gift ideas for movie lovers," 22 Dec. 2019 With more than 10 million subscribers now, Disney+ is already a certifiable streaming behemoth. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "Easy last minute gift ideas for movie lovers," 22 Dec. 2019 Immigration authorities have also listed the new pneumonia in the list of certifiable infectious diseases. Washington Post, "Chinese officials urge people not to travel in and out of city at center of virus outbreak," 21 Jan. 2020 With more than 10 million subscribers now, Disney+ is already a certifiable streaming behemoth. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "Easy last minute gift ideas for movie lovers," 22 Dec. 2019 With more than 10 million subscribers now, Disney+ is already a certifiable streaming behemoth. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "Easy last minute gift ideas for movie lovers," 22 Dec. 2019 With more than 10 million subscribers now, Disney+ is already a certifiable streaming behemoth. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "Easy last minute gift ideas for movie lovers," 22 Dec. 2019 The writer on Love at First Bite was a guy named Bob Kaufman, who was totally certifiable. David Netto, Town & Country, "The Immortal Cool of George Hamilton," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of certifiable

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of certifiable was in 1846

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14 Apr 2020

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“Certifiable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/certifiable. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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certifiable

adjective
How to pronounce certifiable (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of certifiable

informal : crazy or insane
chiefly US : real or genuine

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