credible

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See also: crédible

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From Middle English credible, borrowed from Middle French credible, from Latin crēdibilis (worthy of belief), from crēdō (believe); see credit.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkɹɛdəbəl/
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credible (comparative more credible, superlative most credible)

  1. Believable or plausible.
    think up a credible excuse
    credible alibi
  2. Dependable or reliable.
    credible sources
  3. Authentic or convincing.
    credible acting

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French crédible, from Latin crēdibilis; compare crede, credence, and creditour.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /krɛˈdibəl/, /ˈkrɛdibəl/

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credible (Late Middle English)

  1. credible (believable, plausible)
  2. credible (dependable, reliable)
  3. naive; easily trusting

Descendants[edit]

  • English: credible

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