cred·​it·​able | \ ˈkre-di-tə-bəl How to pronounce creditable (audio) \

Definition of creditable

1 : worthy of belief a creditable report
2 : sufficiently good to bring esteem or praise a creditable performance
3 : worthy of commercial credit
4 : capable of being assigned

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Other Words from creditable

creditability \ ˌkre-​di-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce creditable (audio) \ noun
creditableness \ ˈkre-​di-​tə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce creditable (audio) \ noun
creditably \ ˈkre-​di-​tə-​blē How to pronounce creditable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of creditable in a Sentence

a creditable effort, even if it didn't succeed completely let's look for a scientifically creditable explanation before going off into the realm of the supernatural
Recent Examples on the Web Like everyone else the Giants send out to start, Wood did a more than creditable job in his first-ever regular-season appearance with the team, working six scoreless innings to help keep San Francisco from getting swept at Miami. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, "Strong Giants debut for Alex Wood, superb big-league debut for Camilo Doval in 1-0 win," 18 Apr. 2021 That was a creditable reading for an early spring day. Washington Post, "It was winter in the morning, spring by afternoon," 21 Mar. 2021 The implication is that their very creditable hard work and achievement in one field ought to confer extra weight to their views in other fields. Eric Zorn,, "Column: It’s not just about Jill Biden — even physicians should drop the ‘doctor’ outside of professional contexts," 14 Dec. 2020 Ruben Santiago-Hudson, who adapted the play for the screen, has done a creditable job of opening the material up, making some scenes more cinematic, but cinema isn’t Wolfe’s thing. Hilton Als, The New Yorker, "Reimagining August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” on the Small Screen," 14 Dec. 2020 Other sources of creditable drug coverage include the Federal Employee Health Benefits program, TRICARE (military health benefits) and Indian Health Services. Dallas News, "If you’re on Medicare, now is the time to shop," 20 Nov. 2020 DeChambeau's playing partner, Jon Rahm of Spain, also recovered from a poor start to card a creditable 3-under 69 in search of his first major after briefly topping the world rankings earlier in 2020. Paul Gittings, CNN, "Tiger in the hunt at US Masters after strong opening round at Augusta National," 12 Nov. 2020 Mayfield was a play-action success Sunday, and this is just one of several creditable examples. Ellis L. Williams, cleveland, "How the Browns transformed Jarvis Landry into the most clutch receiver on the field in a win over the Cowboys: Film review," 4 Oct. 2020 The game seemed to be petering out into, for Athletic, a creditable stalemate. Rory Smith, New York Times, "He Had Picked the Last Day of His Career. Now It May Never Come.," 19 May 2020

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First Known Use of creditable

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of creditable was in 1594

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3 May 2021

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“Creditable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of creditable

: good enough to be praised


cred·​it·​able | \ ˈkre-də-tə-bəl How to pronounce creditable (audio) \

Kids Definition of creditable

: good enough to deserve praise They made a creditable attempt to clean up.

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