credible / creditable

credible / creditable
   Credible means "believable or reliable": There is no credible evidence that it was I who broke the lamp.
   Creditable means "worthy of praise or respect": Although Rhoda Book's new novel is not an outstanding piece of literature, it is a creditable one.

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  • credible, creditable — Credible means believable, worthy or capable of confidence and belief, trustworthy : The jury found the witness s statement credible. Creditable means deserving credit, bringing or deserving credit, esteem, or honor : His performance during the… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • credible / creditable —    Credible means believable or reliable : There is no credible evidence that it was I who broke the lamp.    Creditable means worthy of praise or respect : Although Rhoda Book s new novel is not an outstanding piece of literature, it is a… …   Confused words

  • creditable — credible, creditable, credulous Credible means ‘able to be believed’, with reference to people or statements: • I stand on the balcony, apparently musing on this very credible story, but really wondering how soon we can step back inside R. James …   Modern English usage

  • credible — credible, creditable, credulous Credible means ‘able to be believed’, with reference to people or statements: • I stand on the balcony, apparently musing on this very credible story, but really wondering how soon we can step back inside R. James …   Modern English usage

  • creditable — See credible. See credible, creditable …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • credible — See credible, creditable …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • credible - credulous - creditable — ◊ credible If something is credible, it can be believed. His latest statements are hardly credible. This is not credible to anyone who has studied the facts. Note that credible is most commonly used in negative sentences. ◊ credulous …   Useful english dictionary

  • creditable — [kred′i tə bəl] adj. 1. deserving some credit or praise 2. ascribable (to) 3. Obs. credible 4. Obs. having good financial credit creditability n. creditably adv …   English World dictionary

  • credible — [adj] believable aboveboard, colorable, conceivable, conclusive, creditable, dependable, determinative, honest, honest to God*, imaginable, likely, plausible, possible, probable, probably, rational, reasonable, reliable, satisfactory, satisfying …   New thesaurus

  • credible — adjective able to be believed; convincing. Derivatives credibly adverb Origin ME: from L. credibilis, from credere believe . Usage People sometimes confuse the words credible and creditable. Credible chiefly means ‘able to be believed;… …   English new terms dictionary

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