creditable

adjective
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 creditability (audio) \ noun
creditableness \ ˈkre-​di-​tə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce creditableness (audio) \ noun
creditably \ ˈkre-​di-​tə-​blē How to pronounce creditably (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 To the extent that global average temperature is a creditable concept, the planet is probably about two degrees (Fahrenheit) warmer than during the mid-19th century. WSJ, "Keep Perspective on Natural And Man-Made Disasters," 5 Mar. 2020 However, after further investigation, police believe the threats were old and not creditable. Levi Edwards | Ledwards@al.com, al, "Mobile police respond to 3 school threats in the same day," 21 Feb. 2020 Fortunately, there’s an 85°C bakery in the Diamond Jamboree mall with two kinds of very creditable egg tarts. Los Angeles Times, "Review: At Tim Ho Wan Irvine, commuter dim sum from the Hong Kong Michelin-starred specialist," 2 Sep. 2019 Fortunately, there’s an 85°C bakery in the Diamond Jamboree mall with two kinds of very creditable egg tarts. Los Angeles Times, "Review: At Tim Ho Wan Irvine, commuter dim sum from the Hong Kong Michelin-starred specialist," 2 Sep. 2019 But the Chinese central bank, trying to wring out excessive borrowing and worried about reemerging asset bubbles, has done a more-than-creditable job at fending off pressure to ease its policy stance in recent weeks. Washington Post, "Want to Find an Independent Central Bank? Try China," 20 Sep. 2019 That’s creditable given the ongoing disruption in Hong Kong. Washington Post, "Christian Dior’s Book Bags Are Red Hot Right Now," 10 Oct. 2019 Good Magic won the 2017 Juvenile and would finish a creditable second to Justify in the 2018 Derby. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Don't bet on the Breeders' Cup Juvenile being a good preview of the Kentucky Derby," 2 Nov. 2019 Fortunately, there’s an 85°C bakery in the Diamond Jamboree mall with two kinds of very creditable egg tarts. Los Angeles Times, "Review: At Tim Ho Wan Irvine, commuter dim sum from the Hong Kong Michelin-starred specialist," 2 Sep. 2019

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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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11 Mar 2020

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“Creditable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creditable. Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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More Definitions for creditable

creditable

adjective
How to pronounce creditable (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of creditable

: good enough to be praised

creditable

adjective
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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