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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]


Capable of being believed


believable; credible

Context examples:

completely credible testimony / credible information


likely (within the realm of credibility)

presumptive (affording reasonable grounds for belief or acceptance)


plausible (apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful)

thinkable (capable of being conceived or imagined or considered)


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


incredible (beyond belief or understanding)

Sense 2credible [BACK TO TOP]


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

Context example:

she was not the...credible fool he expected


credulous (disposed to believe on little evidence)

Sense 3credible [BACK TO TOP]


Appearing to merit belief or acceptance

Context example:

a credible witness


convincing (causing one to believe the truth of something)

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