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

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 Burnley picked up a creditable point at West Ham in Jackson's first match in charge, then won successive home matches against Southampton and Wolves. Robert Kidd, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 It’s this sturdy strain of reasonableness, which can sometimes take the form of decorum or blandness, that is ultimately Wyndham’s most creditable trait. Sam Sacks, WSJ, 22 Apr. 2022 And, with help from creditable supporting performances and polished design, director Susan Marie Rhea’s brisk staging showcases the script’s pointed humor. Washington Post, 12 Apr. 2022 Maoyan users gave the film a very creditable 8.6 out of 10 rating. Patrick Frater, Variety, 15 Mar. 2022 Fernandes, who is United’s most creative player and led them last season to a creditable second-place finish, has not been at his best, and was recently benched. Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, 21 Jan. 2022 This amounts to about 60% of the overall funding if the current estimate is creditable. Stephen Wade,, 22 Dec. 2021 The more followers a user has can also make nonsense seem creditable. Peter Suciu, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 There are creditable scientists who regard a lab leak as a plausible scenario for the origin of COVID-19 in humans. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 8 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of creditable

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Creditable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for creditable


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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