the quality of being believable or trustworthy
Syn: ↑credibility, ↑credibleness
Ant: ↑incredibility (for: ↑credibility)
Derivationally related forms: ↑believable, ↑credible (for: ↑credibleness), ↑credible (for: ↑credibility)
Hypernyms: ↑quality
Attrubites: ↑credible, ↑believable, ↑incredible, ↑unbelievable

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\\bə̇ˌlēvəˈbiləd.ē, bē-\ noun (-es)
: the quality or state of being believable

advertising exists basically on a foundation of believability — C.B.Larrabee

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[f. next: see -bility.]
Capability of being believed, credibility.
Mill Logic (ed.6) I. 305.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

См. также в других словарях:

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  • believability — 1865, from BELIEVABLE (Cf. believable) + ITY (Cf. ity) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • believability — noun see believable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • believability — See believable. * * * …   Universalium

  • believability — noun The state or quality of being believable. Syn: believableness, plausibility …   Wiktionary

  • believability — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Appearance of truth or authenticity: color, credibility, credibleness, creditability, creditableness, plausibility, plausibleness, verisimilitude. See LIKELY …   English dictionary for students

  • believability — n. plausibility …   English contemporary dictionary

  • believability — be·liev·a·bil·i·ty …   English syllables

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