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Princeton's WordNet

  1. credibility, credibleness, believabilitynoun

    the quality of being believable or trustworthy


  1. credibilitynoun

    reputation impacting one's ability to be believed

    After weeks of blowing smoke, her credibility with me was next to nil.

    Etymology: From the French crédibilité

  2. credibilitynoun

    Whether or not a witness is being truthful.

    The primary measure of credibility is whether the testimony is probable or improbable when judged by common experience.

    Etymology: From the French crédibilité

Webster Dictionary

  1. Credibilitynoun

    the quality of being credible; credibleness; as, the credibility of facts; the credibility of witnesses

    Etymology: [Cf. F. crdibilit.]


  1. Credibility

    Credibility refers to the objective and subjective components of the believability of a source or message. Traditionally, modern, credibility has two key components: trustworthiness and expertise, which both have objective and subjective components. Trustworthiness is based more on subjective factors, but can include objective measurements such as established reliability. Expertise can be similarly subjectively perceived, but also includes relatively objective characteristics of the source or message. Secondary components of credibility include source dynamism and physical attractiveness. Credibility online has become an important topic since the mid-1990s. This is because the web has increasingly become an information resource. The Credibility and Digital Media Project @ UCSB highlights recent and ongoing work in this area, including recent consideration of digital media, youth, and credibility. In addition, the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford University has studied web credibility and proposed the principal components of online credibility and a general theory called Prominence-Interpretation Theory.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of credibility in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of credibility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of credibility in a Sentence

  1. Abbas Araqchi:

    The U.N. Security Council's resolution says clearly that the timeframe of agreement is 10 years, and Iran's case will be closed in the Security Council after that, if the U.S. and any other member of P5+1 say they want to adopt a new resolution after 10 years allowing sanctions to be re-imposed, it is the breach of Vienna agreement and has no credibility.

  2. Deutsche Bank:

    We are happy for any shareholders, especially those with the track record and credibility of Capital.

  3. Veronica Openibo:

    Let us not hide such events anymore because of the fear of making mistakes, too often we want to keep silent until the storm has passed ! This storm will not pass by. Our credibility is at stake.

  4. Rick Hasen:

    It is incredibly dangerous to support people for office who do not accept the legitimacy of the 2020 election. It suggests that they might be willing to bend or break the rules when it comes to running elections and counting votes in the future, someone who claims falsely that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump lacks credibility and can not be trusted to run a fair election.

  5. Donald Trump:

    As a candidate who did not receive 1 percent in his own state -- compared to my victory at nearly 40 percent with many others in the race -- he has zero credibility, he was a poor representative and an embarrassment to the great people of South Carolina.

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