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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Credible  \Cred"i*ble\  (kr[e^]d"[i^]*b'l),  a.  [L.  credibilis  fr 
  credere  See  {Creed}.] 
  Capable  of  being  credited  or  believed;  worthy  of  belief; 
  entitled  to  confidence;  trustworthy. 
 
  Things  are  made  credible  either  by  the  known  condition 
  and  quality  of  the  utterer  or  by  the  manifest 
  likelihood  of  truth  in  themselves.  --Hooker. 
 
  A  very  diligent  and  observing  person,  and  likewise  very 
  sober  and  credible.  --Dampier. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  credible 
  adj  1:  capable  of  being  believed;  "completely  credible  testimony"; 
  "credible  information"  [syn:  {believable}]  [ant:  {incredible}] 
  2:  a  common  but  incorrect  usage  where  `credulous'  would  be 
  appropriate;  "she  was  not  the...credible  fool  he  expected" 
  3:  appearing  to  merit  belief  or  acceptance;  "a  credible 
  witness";  "a  plausible  story"  [syn:  {plausible}] 




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