credible

[kred-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
capable of being believed; believable: a credible statement.
2.
worthy of belief or confidence; trustworthy: a credible witness.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin crēdibilis, equivalent to crēd(ere) to believe + -ibilis -ible

credibility, credibleness, noun
credibly, adverb
noncredible, adjective
noncredibleness, noun
noncredibly, adverb

1. credible, creditable ; 2. credible, credulous.


1. plausible, likely, reasonable, tenable.
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credible (ˈkrɛdɪbəl)
 
adj
1.  capable of being believed
2.  trustworthy or reliable: the latest claim is the only one to involve a credible witness
 
[C14: from Latin crēdibilis, from Latin crēdere to believe]
 
'credibleness
 
n
 
'credibly
 
adv

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credible
"believable," late 14c., from L. credibilis "worthy to be believed," from credere (see credit).
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Example sentences
In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is
  being hidden from the public's eye.
It has energized research into global health, made that work a credible career
  choice and attracted politicians to the cause.
The notions of the beginning and the end of the world entertained by our
  forefathers are no longer credible.
As to the theory itself, it is scarcely more credible than its interjectional
  counterpart.
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