Definition of creditable in English:

creditable

adjective

  • (of a performance, effort, or action) deserving public acknowledgement and praise but not necessarily outstanding or successful.

    ‘a very creditable 2–4 defeat’
    • ‘After some days of heavy rains, the conditions were not ideal but both sides put in creditable performances.’
    • ‘It just kind of seeps out with things that are said in passing, as if there were no other possible view, let alone a creditable one.’
    • ‘All these initiatives are praiseworthy and creditable to the new and youthful management team.’
    • ‘The country and the citizen will give credit to the government for what are clearly creditable attainments.’
    • ‘She makes a creditable effort at interpreting the manifest and manifold mysteries of her subject's motivations.’
    • ‘We also express our gratitude to the media who were quickly on the scene and gave creditable coverage of the calamity.’
    • ‘There was an explanation - not creditable, but rational - for the disappearances.’
    • ‘The police have made good progress recently in the battle against crime. They are doing a creditable job.’
    • ‘After each labor he would come home tired, but feeling that he had done a creditable day's work.’
    • ‘She then received patriarchal permission to pursue kinship with offspring of creditable lineage!’
    • ‘However, Amy still made the final and came a very creditable fourth.’
    • ‘The club did the county proud by coming a creditable third.’
    • ‘There are four very creditable designs (particularly as it's their first show).’
    • ‘This was an especially creditable effort because his two previous wins had been over longer distances.’
    • ‘The film is a creditable effort to tell an African story from the point of view of an African.’
    • ‘Given the current state of the advertising market, this seems a creditable performance.’
    • ‘The pairs enjoyed a mixed bag of results, with three wins and creditable performances in their close losses.’
    • ‘The club finished a very creditable fifth out of eleven teams and narrowly failed to qualify for the finals.’
    • ‘It was smoothly run and the Japanese, in particular, made a creditable on-field contribution.’
    • ‘Racing against some of the best horses in the world, he once again ran a cracker to finish a very creditable fifth.’
    commendable, praiseworthy, laudable, admirable, honourable, estimable, meritorious, exceptional, exemplary, noteworthy, notable, worthy, up to the mark, deserving, respectable, reputable, sterling
    good, fine, excellent, outstanding, first-rate, first-class
    worthy of commendation, worthy of admiration
    a1, wicked, super, splendiferous, top-notch, fab, ace, tip-top
    smashing, brill, champion, grand
    bully
    beaut
    top-hole
    applaudable
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Usage

On the difference between creditable and credible, see credible

Pronunciation:

creditable

/ˈkrɛdɪtəb(ə)l/