- 1) ADJ-GRADED A creditable performance or achievement is of a reasonably high standard.
They turned out a quite creditable performance...
Gazza finished a creditable third.Syn:Derived words:creditably [[t]kre̱dɪtəbli[/t]] ADV-GRADED usu ADV with v, also ADV adj/adv
British riders performed creditably...
She puts in a creditably spirited performance.2) ADJ-GRADED If you describe someone's actions or aims as creditable, you mean that they are morally good.
Not a very creditable attitude, I'm afraid.
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Creditable — Cred it*a*ble ( ? b l), a. 1. Worthy of belief. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Divers creditable witnesses deposed. Ludlow. [1913 Webster] 2. Deserving or possessing reputation or esteem; reputable; estimable. [1913 Webster] This gentleman was born of… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
creditable — UK US /ˈkredɪtəbl/ adjective ► FINANCE, HR used to describe a period of time that someone has worked, which is used to calculate their pension (= payments when they stop work): »She has 30 years of creditable service … Financial and business terms
creditable — index believable, convincing, honest, laudable, meritorious, moral, reputable, sterling, true ( … Law dictionary
creditable — 1520s, from CREDIT (Cf. credit) + ABLE (Cf. able). Related: Creditability … Etymology dictionary
creditable — [adj] praiseworthy admirable, batting a thousand*, believeable, commendable, decent, deserving, estimable, excellent, exemplary, honest, honorable, laudable, meritorious, nasty*, not too shabby*, organic, palmary, reputable, reputed, respectable … New thesaurus
creditable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deserving public acknowledgement and praise, although not necessarily outstanding or successful. DERIVATIVES creditability noun creditably adverb … English terms dictionary
creditable — [kred′i tə bəl] adj. 1. deserving some credit or praise 2. ascribable (to) 3. Obs. credible 4. Obs. having good financial credit creditability n. creditably adv … English World dictionary
creditable — adjective deserving praise or approval: a creditable piece of factual research | a creditable performance: Sue gave a very creditable performance as Lady Macbeth. creditably adverb … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
creditable — 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
creditable — adjective Date: 1526 1. worthy of belief < a creditable report > 2. sufficiently good to bring esteem or praise < a creditable performance > 3. worthy of commercial credit 4. capable of being assigned • creditability … New Collegiate Dictionary