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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.
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credibility

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

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

noun
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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
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credibility

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

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

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

(ˈkredəbl) adjective
that may be believed. The story he told was barely credible.
ˈcredibly adverb
ˌcrediˈbility noun
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References in classic literature ?
they seem to be the unthinking a kind of credibility.
Lecount will try the credibility of everything you say to her by one test -- the test of your communicating, or not, with this house.
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.
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 Lalegraicavalca , meaning "the little white things." Dr.
Odell and four of his neighbors, men of credibility, were sitting in the store smoking and talking.
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.
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.
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.
As trustworthiness is one of the foundational dimensions of source credibility, it is necessary to discuss the state of public trust.