Credibility



[kred-uh-bil-i-tee] /ˌkrɛd əˈbɪl ɪ ti/

noun
1.
the quality of being believable or worthy of trust:
After all those lies, his credibility was at a low ebb.
/ˌkrɛdɪˈbɪlɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the quality of being believed or trusted
n.

1590s, from Medieval Latin credibilitas, from Latin credibilis (see credible). Credibility gap is 1966, American English, in reference to official statements about the Vietnam War.

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