believable
adjective Date: 14th century capable of being believed especially as within the range of known possibility or probabilitybelievability nounbelievably adverb

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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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