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cred·i·bil·i·ty

 (krĕd′ə-bĭl′ĭ-tē)
n.
1. The quality, capability, or power to elicit belief: "The scandals posed a crisis of credibility for collegiate athletics" (Taylor Branch).
2. A capacity for belief: a story that strained our credibility.

credibility

(ˌkrɛdɪˈbɪlɪtɪ)
n
the quality of being believed or trusted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.credibility - the quality of being believable or trustworthycredibility - the quality of being believable or trustworthy
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
authenticity, genuineness, legitimacy - undisputed credibility
rigour, validity, cogency, rigor - the quality of being valid and rigorous
plausibility, plausibleness - apparent validity
cred, street cred, street credibility - credibility among young fashionable urban individuals
incredibility, incredibleness - the quality of being incredible

credibility

noun believability, reliability, cred (slang), plausibility, trustworthiness, tenability The president will have to work hard to restore his credibility with voters.

credibility

noun
Translations
مِصْداقيّـه
věrohodnost
troværdighed
uskottavuus
elhihetõséghihetõség
trúverîugleiki
信用性
güvenilebilmeinanılabilme

credibility

[ˌkredəˈbɪlɪtɪ]
A. N (no pl) → credibilidad f
B. CPD credibility gap Nfalta f de credibilidad
credibility rating Níndice m de credibilidad

credibility

[ˌkrɛdɪˈbɪlɪti] n
[person] → crédibilité f
[story] → crédibilité f
to gain credibility [theory, story] → gagner en crédibilité

credibility

nGlaubwürdigkeit f; his credibility rating is pretty lower wird als nicht sehr glaubwürdig eingestuft

credibility

[ˌkrɛdəˈbɪlɪtɪ] n (see adj) → credibilità, attendibilità

credible

(ˈkredəbl) adjective
that may be believed. The story he told was barely credible.
ˈcredibly adverb
ˌcrediˈbility noun
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Oftener, however, its credibility rested on the faith of some lonely eye-witness, who beheld the wonder through the coloured, magnifying, and distorted medium of his imagination, and shaped it more distinctly in his after-thought.
Lecount will try the credibility of everything you say to her by one test -- the test of your communicating, or not, with this house.
He was attacking the credibility of a witness whom he had put on the stand, but who had been tampered with by the opposition lawyers.
It is a strange tale," I replied, "too long to attempt to tell you now, and one which I so much doubt the credibility of myself that I fear to hope that others will believe it.
Nevertheless, as we must carefully hold in remembrance, Mother Rigby was a witch of singular power and dexterity; and, keeping this fact duly before our minds, we shall see nothing beyond credibility in the remarkable incidents of our story.
Odell and four of his neighbors, men of credibility, were sitting in the store smoking and talking.
 they seem to be the unthinking a kind of credibility.
The tone taken by Julius--moderate as it was--revived the first startling suspicion of the credibility of Geoffrey's statement which Anne's language and conduct had forced on Mrs.
I am glad, however, to have its credibility supported by the Jesuit Dobrizhoffen, [4] who, speaking of a country much to the northward, says, hail fell of an enormous size and killed vast numbers of cattle: the Indians hence called the place
Within these few restrictions, I think, every writer may be permitted to deal as much in the wonderful as he pleases; nay, if he thus keeps within the rules of credibility, the more he can surprize the reader the more he will engage his attention, and the more he will charm him.
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The Credibility Lab, among other areas, will be working on models to improve more creative interactions between the Triple Helix players, said a press release issued here on Thursday.