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 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 Second-quarter pretax profit rose a creditable 4% from a year earlier to $6.2 billion. Washington Post, "Wanted: A Dynamic Outsider for HSBC," 5 Aug. 2019 Fortunately, there’s an 85°C bakery in the Diamond Jamboree mall with two kinds of very creditable egg tarts. Daily Pilot, "Review: At Tim Ho Wan Irvine, commuter dim sum from the Hong Kong Michelin-starred specialist," 6 Sep. 2019 Still, Milk’s photographic legacy is creditable, and, in light of his murder, haunting. Arthur Lubow, New York Times, "In Chicago, Overlooked Achievements by L.G.B.T.Q. Artists," 2 Aug. 2019 Since Mugello, Petrucci has managed a podium at the Catalan GP as well as a creditable 4th in Germany -- both ahead of his teammate. Jonathan Hawkins, CNN, "MotoGP: Ducati mind games forge unusual bond," 2 Aug. 2019 Newcastle United are reportedly on the verge of signing Turkey midfielder Oğuzhan Özyakup from Besiktas, as manager Rafael Benitez seeks to reinforce his squad and improve on last season's creditable tenth place in the Premier League., "Newcastle United Reportedly Close to Signing Turkish International and Besiktas Star," 11 June 2018

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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 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Creditable.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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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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