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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: credibilis, from credere; CREDENCE


deserving or able to be believed or trusted
credible explanation/story/account etc
He was unable to give a credible explanation for his behaviour.
Her excuse was barely credible.
credible threat/challenge/force etc
Can Thompson make a credible challenge for the party leadership?
a credible alternative to nuclear power
credibly adverb

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