HyperDic: credible

English > 3 senses of the word credible:
ADJECTIVEallcredible, believablecapable of being believed
allcredible(a common but incorrect usage where 'credulous' would be appropriate) credulous
allcredibleappearing to merit belief or acceptance
credible > pronunciation
Soundskreh'dahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > credible: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcapable of being believed.
Examples
  • "completely credible testimony"
  • "credible information"
Synonymbelievable
Attribute ofcredibility, credibleness, believabilityThe quality of being believable or trustworthy
NarrowerlikelyWithin the realm of credibility
presumptiveaffording reasonable grounds for belief or acceptance
See alsoplausibleapparently reasonable and valid, and truthful
thinkablecapable of being conceived or imagined or considered
Oppositeincredible, unbelievableBeyond belief or understanding
Spanishcreíble, verosímil
Catalancreïble
Nounscredibility, crediblenessthe quality of being believable or trustworthy
Adverbscrediblyeasy to believe on the basis of available evidence
English > credible: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(a common but incorrect usage where 'credulous' would be appropriate) credulous.
Example"she was not the...credible fool he expected"
Broadercredulousdisposed to believe on little evidence
Nounscrediblenessthe quality of being believable or trustworthy
English > credible: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningAppearing to merit belief or acceptance.
Example"a credible witness"
BroaderconvincingCausing one to believe the truth of something
Spanishcreíble, plausible
Catalanplausible
Nounscredibility, crediblenessthe quality of being believable or trustworthy

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