credible
I adjective assured, believable, commanding belief, commanding confidence, convincing, credibilis, creditworthy, dependable, deserving belief, deserving of confidence, faithful, faithworthy, frank, honest, incorruptible, indisputable, indubitable, ingenuous, irrefutable, not improbable, of repute, reliable, reputable, scrupulous, sound, straightforward, to be depended on, to be relied upon, true, trusted, trustworthy, truth telling, truthful, uncorrupt, uncorruptible, undeniable, unequivocal, unfailing, unfalse, upright, veracious, verisimilar, void of suspicion, well-grounded, worthy of belief, worthy of confidence, worthy of credence associated concepts: attack on credibility, credible evidence, credible person, credible witness II index authentic, believable, colorable (plausible), competent, convincing, defensible, ostensible, persuasive, plausible, possible, presumptive, probable, reasonable (rational), reliable, sound, specious, unimpeachable, valid

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


credible
adj.
Believable; trustworthy.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • crédible — [ kredibl ] adj. • XVe, repris v. 1965; de crédibilité, d apr. l angl. credible ♦ Anglic. Qui est digne de confiance, mérite d être cru. Personne crédible. Il n est pas crédible. ⇒ fiable. Nouvelle de source crédible. Histoire crédible. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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

  • 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. [1913 Webster] Things are made credible either by the known condition and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • credible — believable, late 14c., from L. credibilis worthy to be believed, from credere (see CREDO (Cf. credo)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • credible — believable, *plausible, colorable, specious Analogous words: *probable, likely, possible: reasonable, *rational: trustworthy, *reliable, dependable Antonyms: incredible Contrasted words: fabulous, mythical, apocryphal, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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 Latin credibilis, from credere believe …   English terms dictionary

  • credible — [kred′ə bəl] adj. [ME < L credibilis < credere: see CREED] that can be believed; believable; reliable SYN. PLAUSIBLE credibility n. credibleness credibly adv …   English World dictionary

  • credible — 01. The lawyer for the defense claimed the witness was not [credible], and as such, should not be believed. 02. More than 150 [credible] witnesses, including several scientists, have told the authorities that they saw a missile destroy TWA Flight …   Grammatical examples in English

  • credible — Worthy of belief; entitled to credit. See competency character reputation @ credible evidence Evidence to be worthy of credit must not only proceed from a credible source but must, in addition, be credible in itself, by which is meant that it… …   Black's law dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.