Definition of credibility
1 : the quality or power of inspiring belief <an account lacking in credibility>
2 : capacity for belief <strains her reader's credibility — Times Literary Supplement>
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.
First Known Use of credibility
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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