- The definition of credible is someone or something that is believable or reliable.
An example of credible is gardening advice from a master gardener.
that can be believed; believable; reliable
Origin of credibleMiddle English ; from Classical Latin credibilis ; from credere: see creed
- Capable of being believed; believable or plausible: a credible witness; a credible explanation. See Synonyms at plausible.
- Considered capable of achieving a goal: The party must nominate a credible candidate for governor.
- Being of sufficient military capability to deter an attack or carry out an operation successfully: credible military force.
Origin of credibleMiddle English, from Latin crēdibilis, from crēdere, to believe; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more credible, superlative most credible)