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[kred-i-tuh-buh l] /ˈkrɛd ɪ tə bəl/
bringing or deserving credit, honor, reputation, or esteem.
Origin of creditable
1520-30; credit + -able
Related forms
creditableness, creditability, noun
creditably, adverb
noncreditable, adjective
noncreditableness, noun
noncreditably, adverb
uncreditable, adjective
uncreditableness, noun
uncreditably, adverb
Can be confused
credible, creditable.
praiseworthy, meritorious, estimable, honorable. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for creditable
  • But many less creditable royal interventions have gone underreported and are seldom discussed.
  • Better yet, the camera also records quite creditable video.
  • Those two sides both delivered creditable performances in the tournament.
  • Chunky-textured guacamole, creditable salsa and sour cream are the accompaniments.
  • Also, keeping this site creditable and away form sleazy type users is another challenge.
  • But the dancers turned in a creditable performance of a difficult work.
  • Polis, who do what is asked of them in a creditable fashion.
  • Considered on those terms, the novel is a creditable enough piece of literary carpentry.
  • The result is a creditable concept of the energy expended and involved.
  • Even so, this play is a far more creditable outing than its immediate predecessor.
British Dictionary definitions for creditable


deserving credit, honour, etc; praiseworthy
(obsolete) credible
Derived Forms
creditableness, creditability, noun
creditably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for creditable

1520s, from credit + -able. Related: Creditably; creditability.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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