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credence

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of credence

  1. 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 Synonyms of credence confidence, trust, faith, stockWords Related to credence acceptance, assurance, assuredness, certainty, certitude, conviction, positiveness, sureness, surety; credit, dependence (also dependance), hope, relianceNear Antonyms of credence disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; distrustfulness, doubt, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrustfulness, nonconfidence, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainness, uncertainty; disenchantment, disillusion, disillusionmentAntonyms of credence distrust, mistrust

  2. 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 Synonyms of credence belief, credit, faithWords Related to credence axiom, law, precept, principle, tenet; assurance, certainty, certitude, conviction, positiveness, sureness; confidence, dependence (also dependance), reliance, trust; hope; doctrine, dogma, philosophy; dogmatism, fanaticism, insistenceNear Antonyms of credence distrust, mistrust, skepticism, suspicion, uncertaintyAntonyms of credence disbelief, discredit, doubt, nonbelief, unbelief

Synonym Discussion of credence

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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