credibility gap
noun Date: 1966 1. a. lack of trust <
a credibility gap between generations
>
b. lack of believability <
a credibility gap created by contradictory official statements — Samuel Ellenport
>
2. discrepancy <
the credibility gap between the professed ideals…and their actual practices — Jeanne L. Noble
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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