Adjective "believable" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/bɪˈliːvəbl/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Able to be believed; credible.
  1. 'If the rate cuts are seen to be having an effect on the general economy, the idea of a recovery being around the corner may seem more believable.'
  2. 'It is believable that he mentioned it in Merimbula because it was on his mind because it had happened the day before.'
  3. 'He admitted hitting himself in the face with a brick to make his tale more believable and was cautioned for wasting police time.'
  4. 'In view of the views expressed in the rest of the column, how believable is the apology?'
  5. 'Obviously a lot of the footage was taken from standard footage of jammed motorways and so on, which helped make it more believable.'
  6. 'It is scarcely believable that a York bus has come under fire.'
  7. 'Since then he has notched up a barely believable 126 more hits, including 14 number ones.'
  8. 'As the project is researched, we are told a truer, or at least more believable, version of the story by the wife of the man who first told the tale.'
  9. 'Voters will respond to facts when they are presented in a compelling and believable fashion.'
  10. 'No, the problem is the same problem as it always is really - giving people something better and believable to vote for.'
  11. 'a drama that lacks believable characters'
  12. 'He had to curb his use of slapstick and work on developing believable characters.'
  13. 'He manages to translate the comic perfectly and at the same time create believable characters and situations.'
  14. 'It is a strong combination of mirth and sorrow, made real by the lives of believable characters.'
  15. 'The thing to me that's fun is trying to make the characters seem believable, or realistic.'
  16. 'The cast are uniformly excellent, rounding out ridiculous yet believable characters.'
  17. 'The characters are much more believable as we have seen cases like this in Australia for a while now.'
  18. 'The characters are believable as is the reason for the murders.'
  19. 'It's a way of making the character more human and believable; no one is perfect, after all.'
  20. 'Making a character like that entirely believable earns plenty of respect from me.'
  21. 'But in order to make the film more believable, more characters and plot elements were added.'

Definitions

1. to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so: Only if one believes in something can one act purposefully. verb (used with object), believed, believing.

2. to have confidence or faith in the truth of (a positive assertion, story, etc.); give credence to.

3. to have confidence in the assertions of (a person).

4. to have a conviction that (a per

More examples(as adjective)

"qualities can be believable as pans."

"people can be believable as kinds."

"egomaniacals can be believable as pans."

"drivings can be believable as pans."

"people can be believable."

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Origin

(believe)