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credence

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1 firm belief in the integrity, ability, effectiveness, or genuineness of someone or something
  • I'm afraid I don't put much credence in common gossip.
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2 mental conviction of the truth of some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon
  • a foolish theory that, incredibly, once had wide credence among educated people
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article of faith

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belief, faith, credence, credit mean assent to the truth of something offered for acceptance. belief may or may not imply certitude in the believer.
    • my belief that I had caught all the errors
faith almost always implies certitude even where there is no evidence or proof.
    • an unshakable faith in God
credence suggests intellectual assent without implying anything about grounds for assent.
    • a theory now given credence by scientists
credit may imply assent on grounds other than direct proof.
    • gave full credit to the statement of a reputable witness


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