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credibility (s) (noun), credibilities (pl)
1. The ability to inspire belief or trust: Andre's story about why he was so late in coming home last evening had enough credibility to convince his parents that he was telling the truth.
2. A willingness to accept something as true, believable, or plausible: The financial scandal damaged the credibility of the politician as an honest and and trustworthy candidate.
Worthiness of belief or trustworthiness.
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Being worthy of acceptance or belief.
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credibility gap (s) (noun), credibility gaps (pl)
1. A situation in which the public distrusts the accuracy of official statements: There is a credibility gap between what the mayor is claiming and what the citizens of the city see is going on.
2. An apparent difference between what is claimed to be true and what is in fact real: Despite what the leaders of the country say about the economic conditions being much better, there are obvious credibility gaps when so many people are losing their jobs and wages are being diminished for some of those who are still working.

Although the following cartoon has a meaning for credibility, it is actually an illustration of a credibility gap, and so the information in this entry is providing the right definitions for this image!

Something that is not quite believable.
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Something that is plausible, true, and believable. (2)
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A difference between what is claimed to be true and what is actually true. (1)