- The definition of credibility is the quality of being trustworthy or believable.
- The New England Journal of Medicine is an example of a publication with a high degree of credibility.
- When you tell a lie and get caught, this is an example of when your credibility is damaged.
- The quality, capability, or power to elicit belief: “The scandals posed a crisis of credibility for collegiate athletics” (Taylor Branch).
- A capacity for belief: a story that strained our credibility.
(countable and uncountable, plural credibilities)
From the French crédibilité
credibility - Legal Definition
The quality of something capable of being believed or relied upon or that is worthy of confidence. See also veracity.
Variant of credible
that can be believed; believable; reliable
Origin of credibleMiddle English ; from Classical Latin credibilis ; from credere: see creed