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ˈkrɛd ə bəlcred·i·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. credible, believableadjective

    capable of being believed

    "completely credible testimony"; "credible information"

  2. credibleadjective

    (a common but incorrect usage where `credulous' would be appropriate) credulous

    "she was not the...credible fool he expected"

  3. credibleadjective

    appearing to merit belief or acceptance

    "a credible witness"


  1. credibleadjective

    believable or plausible

  2. credibleadjective

    authentic or convincing

  3. Etymology: From credible, from credible, from credibilis, from credo; see credit.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Credibleadjective

    Worthy of credit; deserving of belief; having a just claim to belief.

    Etymology: credibilis, Latin.

    The ground of credit is the credibility of things credited; and things are made credible, either by the known condition and quality of the utterer, or by the manifest likelihood of truth in themselves. Richard Hooker, b. ii. s. 4.

    None can demonstrate to me, that there is such an island as Jamaica; yet, upon the testimony of credible persons, I am free from doubt. John Tillotson, Preface.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Credibleadjective

    capable of being credited or believed; worthy of belief; entitled to confidence; trustworthy

  2. Etymology: [L. credibilis, fr. credere. See Creed.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of credible in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of credible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of credible in a Sentence

  1. David Goulson:

    At this point in time it is no longer credible to argue that agricultural use of neonicotinoids does not harm wild bees.

  2. The LAPD:

    While there are no credible threats in the Los Angeles area, the Department will maintain high visibility around movie theaters when it opens, we encourage everyone to go out and enjoy all of the weekend leisure activities the City has to offer. However, Angelenos should remain vigilant and always be aware of your surroundings. As always, if you see something, say something.

  3. Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein:

    We are very happy, we need time and space to recover from the position of the previous government, to form a credible mechanism for accountability.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    When they had Russian cyber attacks and they shut down the Colonial Pipeline, we told them you can only attack certain sectors but 16 are off-limits. When we left Afghanistan the way we did. Those were the places where the administration had the chance to establish deterrence. Putin saw this, i think they don’t see President Biden as credible.

  5. Mike Anderson:

    The offers are not credible, significantly understate the company’s true value and are not in the best interests of our shareholders.

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    relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area
    • A. dependable
    • B. obnoxious
    • C. handsome
    • D. urban

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