Etymology
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credible (adj.)

"believable, worthy of belief, capable of being believed, involving no impossibility; of known or obvious veracity or competence," late 14c., from Latin credibilis "worthy to be believed," from credere "to believe" (see credo). Related: Credibly.

updated on May 06, 2018

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Definitions of credible from WordNet

credible (adj.)
capable of being believed;
credible information
completely credible testimony
Synonyms: believable
credible (adj.)
(a common but incorrect usage where `credulous' would be appropriate) credulous;
she was not the...credible fool he expected
credible (adj.)
appearing to merit belief or acceptance;
a credible witness
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.