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CREDIBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does credible mean? 

CREDIBLE (adjective)
  The adjective CREDIBLE has 3 senses:

1. capable of being believed
2. a common but incorrect usage where 'credulous' would be appropriate
3. appearing to merit belief or acceptance

  Familiarity information: CREDIBLE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CREDIBLE (adjective)


Sense 1credible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capable of being believed

Synonyms:

believable; credible

Context examples:

completely credible testimony / credible information

Similar:

likely (within the realm of credibility)

presumptive (affording reasonable grounds for belief or acceptance)

Also:

plausible (apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful)

thinkable (capable of being conceived or imagined or considered)

Attribute:

believability; credibility; credibleness (the quality of being believable or trustworthy)

Antonym:

incredible (beyond belief or understanding)


Sense 2credible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A common but incorrect usage where 'credulous' would be appropriate

Context example:

she was not the...credible fool he expected

Similar:

credulous (disposed to believe on little evidence)


Sense 3credible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Appearing to merit belief or acceptance

Context example:

a credible witness

Similar:

convincing (causing one to believe the truth of something)


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