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Credible vs. Incredible — What's the Difference?

Credible vs. Incredible — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Credible and Incredible

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Credible

Able to be believed; convincing
A credible witness
Few people found his story credible
Jun 02, 2022

Incredible

So implausible as to elicit disbelief; unbelievable
Gave an incredible explanation of the cause of the accident.
Jun 02, 2022

Credible

Capable of being believed; believable or plausible
A credible witness.
A credible explanation.
Jun 02, 2022

Incredible

Astonishing, extraordinary, or extreme
Dressed with incredible speed.
Jun 02, 2022

Credible

Considered capable of achieving a goal
The party must nominate a credible candidate for governor.
Jun 02, 2022
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Incredible

(literal) Too implausible to be credible; beyond belief; unbelievable.
Jun 02, 2022

Credible

Being of sufficient military capability to deter an attack or carry out an operation successfully
Credible military force.
Jun 02, 2022

Incredible

(figurative) Amazing; astonishing; awe-inspiring.
He was so wrapped up in watching the incredible special effects that he couldn't keep track of the story.
Jun 02, 2022

Credible

Believable or plausible.
Think up a credible excuse
Credible alibi
Jun 02, 2022

Incredible

(figurative) Marvellous; profoundly affecting; wonderful.
I had such an incredible slice of pizza last night that I simply can't think about anything else.
Jun 02, 2022

Credible

Dependable or reliable.
Credible sources
Jun 02, 2022

Incredible

Not credible; surpassing belief; too extraordinary and improbable to admit of belief; unlikely; marvelous; fabulous.
Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?
Jun 02, 2022

Credible

Authentic or convincing.
'''credible acting
Jun 02, 2022

Incredible

Beyond belief or understanding;
At incredible speed
The book's plot is simply incredible
Jun 02, 2022

Credible

Capable of being credited or believed; worthy of belief; entitled to confidence; trustworthy.
Things are made credible either by the known condition and quality of the utterer or by the manifest likelihood of truth in themselves.
A very diligent and observing person, and likewise very sober and credible.
Jun 02, 2022

Credible

Capable of being believed;
Completely credible testimony
Credible information
Jun 02, 2022

Credible

A common but incorrect usage where `credulous' would be appropriate;
She was not the...credible fool he expected
Jun 02, 2022

Credible

Appearing to merit belief or acceptance;
A credible witness
A plausible story
Jun 02, 2022

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