credible

  • 1 crédible — [ kredibl ] adj. • XVe, repris v. 1965; de crédibilité, d apr. l angl. credible ♦ Anglic. Qui est digne de confiance, mérite d être cru. Personne crédible. Il n est pas crédible. ⇒ fiable. Nouvelle de source crédible. Histoire crédible. ⇒… …

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  • 2 credible — I adjective assured, believable, commanding belief, commanding confidence, convincing, credibilis, creditworthy, dependable, deserving belief, deserving of confidence, faithful, faithworthy, frank, honest, incorruptible, indisputable, indubitable …

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  • 3 credible — credible, creditable, credulous Credible means ‘able to be believed’, with reference to people or statements: • I stand on the balcony, apparently musing on this very credible story, but really wondering how soon we can step back inside R. James …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 Credible — 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. [1913 Webster] Things are made credible either by the known condition and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 credible — believable, late 14c., from L. credibilis worthy to be believed, from credere (see CREDO (Cf. credo)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 credible — believable, *plausible, colorable, specious Analogous words: *probable, likely, possible: reasonable, *rational: trustworthy, *reliable, dependable Antonyms: incredible Contrasted words: fabulous, mythical, apocryphal, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 credible — [adj] believable aboveboard, colorable, conceivable, conclusive, creditable, dependable, determinative, honest, honest to God*, imaginable, likely, plausible, possible, probable, probably, rational, reasonable, reliable, satisfactory, satisfying …

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  • 8 credible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ able to be believed; convincing. DERIVATIVES credibly adverb. ORIGIN Latin credibilis, from credere believe …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 credible — [kred′ə bəl] adj. [ME < L credibilis < credere: see CREED] that can be believed; believable; reliable SYN. PLAUSIBLE credibility n. credibleness credibly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 credible — 01. The lawyer for the defense claimed the witness was not [credible], and as such, should not be believed. 02. More than 150 [credible] witnesses, including several scientists, have told the authorities that they saw a missile destroy TWA Flight …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 11 credible — Worthy of belief; entitled to credit. See competency character reputation @ credible evidence Evidence to be worthy of credit must not only proceed from a credible source but must, in addition, be credible in itself, by which is meant that it… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12 credible — Worthy of belief; entitled to credit. See competency character reputation @ credible evidence Evidence to be worthy of credit must not only proceed from a credible source but must, in addition, be credible in itself, by which is meant that it… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 13 credible — cred|i|ble [ˈkredıbəl] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: credibilis, from credere; CREDENCE] deserving or able to be believed or trusted credible explanation/story/account etc ▪ He was unable to give a credible explanation for his behaviour …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 credible — [[t]kre̱dɪb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Credible means able to be trusted or believed. ...a credible threat of terrorist action... Baroness Thatcher s claims seem credible to many. Syn: convincing Ant: unconvincing Derived words: credibly …

    English dictionary

  • 15 credible — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin credibilis, from credere Date: 14th century 1. offering reasonable grounds for being believed < a credible account of an accident > < credible witnesses > 2. of sufficient …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 credible — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, seem ▪ become ▪ make sth ▪ find sth ▪ I m not sure that I find her story …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 credible — cred|i|ble [ kredıbl ] adjective * 1. ) able to be believed or trusted: Boone was not a credible witness. There was no credible evidence against him. 2. ) considered as likely to happen or be successful: a credible challenger/opponent/candidate ╾ …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 credible — adjective able to be believed; convincing. Derivatives credibly adverb Origin ME: from L. credibilis, from credere believe . Usage People sometimes confuse the words credible and creditable. Credible chiefly means ‘able to be believed;… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 credible */ — UK [ˈkredəb(ə)l] / US [ˈkredɪb(ə)l] adjective 1) able to be believed or trusted There was no credible evidence against him. Boone was not a credible witness. 2) considered as likely to happen or be successful a credible… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 credible — credibility, credibleness, n. credibly, adv. /kred euh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being believed; believable: a credible statement. 2. worthy of belief or confidence; trustworthy: a credible witness. [1350 1400; ME ( < MF) < L credibilis, equiv.… …

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