creditable

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adjective cred·it·able \ ˈkre-di-tə-bəl \

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

creditability

play \ˌkre-di-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

creditableness

play \ˈkre-di-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun

creditably

play \ˈkre-di-tə-blē\ adverb

Examples of creditable in a Sentence

  1. a creditable effort, even if it didn't succeed completely

  2. let's look for a scientifically creditable explanation before going off into the realm of the supernatural

Recent Examples of creditable from the Web

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First Known Use of creditable

1594


CREDITABLE Defined for English Language Learners

creditable

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adjective

Definition of creditable for English Language Learners

  • : good enough to be praised


CREDITABLE Defined for Kids

creditable

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adjective cred·it·able \ ˈkre-də-tə-bəl \

Definition of creditable for Students

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


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