Definition of credibility gap
1a : lack of trust a credibility gap between generationsb : lack of believability a credibility gap created by contradictory official statements — Samuel Ellenport
2 : discrepancy the credibility gap between the professed ideals … and their actual practices — Jeanne L. Noble
Examples of credibility gap in a sentence
There is a credibility gap between what the mayor says and what the people see happening in the city.
The fact that the new estimates are so wildly different from the initial numbers has created a credibility gap.
First Known Use of credibility gap
CREDIBILITY GAP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of credibility gap for English Language Learners
: a situation in which the things that someone says are not believed or trusted because of the difference between what is said and what seems to be true
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