Definition of credibility
1 : the quality or power of inspiring belief an account lacking in credibility
2 : capacity for belief Her account exceeds credibility.
Examples of credibility in a Sentence
The new evidence lends credibility to their theory.
The scandal undermined her credibility as an honest politician.
In this instance, the lawyer's job is to make the jury doubt the witness's credibility.
Recent Examples of credibility from the Web
The district thinks that open negotiations will increase the credibility and transparency of both the district and the unions, said T.C. Wallace, interim executive director of human resources and labor relations.
His tenure included a successful turnaround of P&G early in the Millennium and adds extra credibility to Peltz's bid.
His comments provoked anger from his colleagues and caused jitters about Ireland's credibility on international markets.
Scott Balber, an attorney for the Agalarovs, also did not deny the closeness of the relationship between the Trumps and Agalarovs, instead raising a question about Goldstone's credibility.
South Florida Congressional candidate Tim Canova has been spreading controversial conspiracy theories at the risk of damaging his credibility, supporters and strategists say.
But the commission has since lost much of its credibility after its two members who were survivors of abuse left.
Adding to the credibility was the critically and commercially acclaimed podcast Rookie featuring Tavi Gevinson, whose first show had Lorde playing her then-new album and went to the top five of the iTunes podcast charts.
This admission seems to confirm that Trump was bluffing to mislead the public—and the bluffing could have long-term consequences for his credibility abroad.
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CREDIBILITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of credibility for English Language Learners
: the quality of being believed or accepted as true, real, or honest
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