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Meaning of CREDIBLE

Pronunciation:  'kredubul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  appearing to merit belief or acceptance; "a credible witness"; "a plausible story"
  2. [adj]  capable of being believed; "completely credible testimony"; "credible information"
  3. [adj]  a common but incorrect usage where `credulous' would be appropriate; "she was not the...credible fool he expected"

CREDIBLE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: believable, convincing, credulous, likely, plausible, presumptive
 Antonyms: incredible, unbelievable
 See Also: thinkable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cred"i*ble\ (kr[e^]d"[i^]*b'l), a. [L. credibilis, fr.
credere. See {Creed}.]
Capable of being credited or believed; worthy of belief;
entitled to confidence; trustworthy.

      Things are made credible either by the known condition
      and quality of the utterer or by the manifest
      likelihood of truth in themselves.       --Hooker.

      A very diligent and observing person, and likewise very
      sober and credible.                      --Dampier.

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