- The definition of credible is someone or something that is believable or reliable.
An example of credible is gardening advice from a master gardener.
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin credibilis ; from credere: see creed
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- Capable of being believed; plausible. See Synonyms at plausible.
- Worthy of confidence; reliable.
- Being of sufficient military capability to deter an attack or carry out an operation successfully: credible military force.
Origin: Middle English, from Latin crēdibilis, from crēdere, to believe; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.
- credˈi·ble·ness noun
- credˈi·bly adverb