credibility Definition

  • 1the quality of being believable or trustworthy
  • 2the quality of being convincing or persuasive

Using credibility: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "credibility" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The credibility of the witness was called into question during the trial.

  • Example

    The company's credibility suffered after the scandal.

  • Example

    The politician's credibility was damaged by the false claims he made.

credibility Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for credibility

Phrases with credibility

  • to prove oneself as trustworthy or reliable


    The new CEO worked hard to establish credibility with the employees.

  • to become less believable or trustworthy


    The company lost credibility after it was revealed that they had been lying to their customers.

  • to doubt or challenge someone's believability or trustworthiness


    The journalist questioned the credibility of the politician's statements.


Summary: credibility in Brief

Credibility [kred-uh-bil-i-tee] refers to the quality of being believable, trustworthy, convincing, or persuasive. It is often used in legal, business, and political contexts, such as when the credibility of a witness or a company is called into question. Phrases like 'establish credibility' and 'lose credibility' describe the process of proving oneself as trustworthy or becoming less believable, respectively.