Meaning of “credibility” in the English Dictionary

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"credibility" in British English

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credibilitynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌkred.əˈbɪl.ə.ti/ us /ˌkred.əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/

C2 the fact that someone can be believed or trusted:

His arrest for lewd behaviour seriously damaged his credibility as a religious leader.
He complained that we had tried to undermine his credibility within the company.

More examples

  • A mistake like that will do his credibility a lot of harm.
  • The result of the vote poses a serious challenge to the government's credibility.
  • With five consecutive defeats, the manager has lost all credibility.

(Definition of “credibility” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)