credibility

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noun cred·i·bil·i·ty \ˌkre-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\

Definition of credibility

  1. 1 :  the quality or power of inspiring belief <an account lacking in credibility>

  2. 2 :  capacity for belief <Her account exceeds credibility.>

Examples of credibility in a sentence

  1. The new evidence lends credibility to their theory.

  2. The scandal undermined her credibility as an honest politician.

  3. In this instance, the lawyer's job is to make the jury doubt the witness's credibility.

Origin and Etymology of credibility

see credible


First Known Use: 1594



CREDIBILITY Defined for English Language Learners

credibility

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noun cred·i·bil·i·ty \ˌkre-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\

Definition of credibility for English Language Learners

  • : the quality of being believed or accepted as true, real, or honest



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