- credibility 1590s, from M.L. credibilitas, from L. credibilis (see CREDIBLE (Cf. credible)). Credibility gap is 1966, Amer.Eng., in reference to official statements about the Vietnam War.
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Credibility — refers to the objective and subjective components of the believability of a source or message. Traditionally, modern, credibility has two key components: trustworthiness and expertise, which both have objective and subjective components.… … Wikipedia
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Credibility — Cred i*bil i*ty (kr[e^]d [i^]*b[i^]l [i^]*t[y^]), n. [Cf. F. cr[ e]dibilit[ e].] The quality of being credible; credibleness; as, the credibility of facts; the credibility of witnesses. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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credibility — [n] believeableness believability, chance, integrity, likelihood, plausibility, possibility, probability, prospect, reliability, satisfactoriness, solidity, solidness, soundness, tenability, trustworthiness, validity; concepts 650,725 Ant.… … New thesaurus
credibility — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, high ▪ real ▪ moral, political, professional, scientific ▪ personal … Collocations dictionary
credibility — credence, credit, credibility 1. In general use, credence means ‘belief, trustful acceptance’, and is used mainly in the expression to give (or lend) credence to, which means ‘believe, trust’: • The radicality of these changes…had lent credence… … Modern English usage
credibility — cred|i|bil|i|ty [ˌkredıˈbılıti] n [U] 1.) the quality of deserving to be believed and trusted damage/undermine sb s credibility (as sth) ▪ The scandal has damaged his credibility as a leader. credibility of ▪ There are serious questions about the … Dictionary of contemporary English
credibility — n. 1) to establish credibility 2) to lose one s credibility 3) (misc.) a credibility gap * * * [ˌkredə bɪlɪtɪ] (misc.) a credibility gap to establish credibility to lose one s credibility … Combinatory dictionary
credibility — cred|i|bil|i|ty [ ,kredı bıləti ] noun uncount * qualities that someone has that make people believe or trust them: The jury had doubts about the credibility of some of the witnesses. gain/lose credibility: The government is losing credibility by … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English