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
That positive work climate stems from maintaining a focus on Laitram's philosophy that includes mantras of respect, self-credibility, integrity, innovation, productivity and continuous improvement, LaBiche said.
The TPP withdrawal, as well as Trump’s decision this week to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate-change accord, will undermine America’s credibility when pursuing other deals, Froman said.
But the military campaign itself has gone much less smoothly, with some local residents and observers questioning the government’s combat strategy and the credibility of its public communications.
In Congress, 40 Democratic senators sent Trump a letter saying withdrawal would hurt America’s credibility and influence on the world stage.
Bob Andres/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Superintendent Meria Carstarphen of Atlanta Public Schools is doing what the school board brought her in to do -- positively change a system whose credibility had suffered under a previous administration.
What happened in Montana with the assault of the reporter is sadly a sign of our president and his constant antagonizing of their credibility.
Under the landmark 1963 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brady vs. Maryland, prosecutors must turn over exculpatory material, such as evidence that impairs a witness’ credibility.
The country music industry has touted through the years that the genre is moving beyond American borders, but new data lends credibility to claims that country’s foreign growth is currently through the roof.
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Origin and Etymology of credibility
First Known Use: 1594
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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