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credibility

noun
     
cred‧i‧bil‧i‧ty [uncountable]
1 the quality of deserving to be believed and trusted
damage/undermine somebody's credibility (as something)
The scandal has damaged his credibility as a leader.
credibility of
There are serious questions about the credibility of these reports.
gain/lose credibility
Predictions of economic recovery have now lost all credibility.
2

credibility gap

the difference between what someone says and what they do:
a credibility gap between the Government's promises and their achievements

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