Credibleness

credibility

[kred-uh-bil-i-tee]
noun
the quality of being believable or worthy of trust: After all those lies, his credibility was at a low ebb.
Sometimes, credibleness.

noncredibility, noun
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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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credibility (ˌkrɛdɪˈbɪlɪtɪ)
 
n
the quality of being believed or trusted

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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credibility
1590s, from M.L. credibilitas, from credibilis (see credible). Credibility gap is 1966, Amer.Eng., in reference to official statements about the Vietnam War.

credible
"believable," late 14c., from L. credibilis "worthy to be believed," from credere (see credit).
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