believable


believable
believe VERB 1) accept that (something) is true or (someone) is telling the truth. 2) (believe in) have faith in the truth or existence of. 3) have religious faith. 4) think or suppose.
DERIVATIVES believable adjective believer noun.

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  • Believable — Be*liev a*ble, a. Capable of being believed; credible. {Be*liev a*ble*ness}, n. {Be*liev a*bil i*ty}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • believable — I adjective conceivable, convincing, credential, credible, creditable, dependable, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, irrefragable, irrefutable, likely, persuasive, plausible, presumable, probable, reliable, sure, tenable …   Law dictionary

  • believable — late 14c., from BELIEVE (Cf. believe) + ABLE (Cf. able). Related: Believably …   Etymology dictionary

  • believable — credible, *plausible, colorable, specious Analogous words: *probable, possible, likely Antonyms: unbelievable Contrasted words: fabulous, mythical (see FICTITIOUS): *doubtful, dubious, questionable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • believable — [adj] trustworthy aboveboard, acceptable, authentic, colorable, conceivable, convincing, credential, credible, creditable, fiduciary, honest to God*, imaginable, impressive, likely, persuasive, plausible, possible, presumable, presumptive,… …   New thesaurus

  • believable — adjective contestant number 3 tells the most believable anecdotes she was completely believable in her role as a federal marshal Syn: credible, plausible, likely, tenable, able to hold water, conceivable, imaginable, convincing, creditable,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • believable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, sound ▪ find sth ADVERB ▪ very ▪ All the characters were very believable. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • believable — be|liev|a|ble [bıˈli:vəbəl] adj something that is believable can be believed because it seems possible, likely, or real ▪ a story with believable characters in it ▪ That scenario is entirely believable …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • believable — [[t]bɪli͟ːvəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is believable makes you think that it could be true or real. ...believable evidence... This book is full of believable, interesting characters. Ant: unbelievable …   English dictionary

  • believable — be|liev|a|ble [ bı livəbl ] adjective 1. ) seeming possible or true: PLAUSIBLE: Their story is hardly believable. 2. ) described in a way that makes you think something or someone could really exist: CONVINCING: The leading character in the film… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • believable — adjective something that is believable can be believed because it seems possible, likely, or real: What I like about the book is that the characters are all very believable. believably adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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