credibility vs. credence – The Correct Way to Use Each | Confusing Words
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Credibility

Definition:

the quality of being believable or trustworthy

Examples:

These lies have destroyed all credibility.

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Credence

Definition:

the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true

Examples:

he gave credence to the gossip

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