credibility gap

noun

Definition of credibility gap

  1. 1a :  lack of trust a credibility gap between generationsb :  lack of believability a credibility gap created by contradictory official statements — Samuel Ellenport

  2. 2 :  discrepancy the credibility gap between the professed ideals … and their actual practices — Jeanne L. Noble

Examples of credibility gap in a Sentence

  1. There is a credibility gap between what the mayor says and what the people see happening in the city.

  2. 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

1965


CREDIBILITY GAP Defined for English Language Learners

credibility gap

noun

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up credibility gap? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

sad or melancholy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!