American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Capable of eliciting belief or trust. See Synonyms at plausible.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being believed; credible.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being believed; credible.
- adj. capable of being believed
- believe + -able (Wiktionary)
“Hobb excels at writing characters who change and grow in believable ways, and I think she's accomplished some good stuff here.”
“But how believable is a guy whose revolution all but wiped out Cuba's tiny Jewish community of 15,000, and who spent the past 50 years supporting the terrorism of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, Syria, Libya and Iran?”
“To dedicate a lot of your creativity developing the social, economical, ehtical impact of a particular piece of technology, and make it believable, is really hard.”
“The key to making these relationships so believable is the judicious use of flashbacks.”
“/After a while, the story that looks least/believable is the past.”
“Similarly, composing a good sentence is an essential part of writing a novel or short fiction, but many readers are more interested in believable characters, distinctive dialogue, evocative descriptions and, most importantly, a strong plot.”
“The ability to make this change in tone and tempo, and keep it believable, is what makes Henry a better than average writer.”
“Like the very best lies, the very best fiction is soaked in believable details.”
“The reason it's believable is because it's been his pattern for years.”
“I know it's really not believable is it that the BBC would make "mistakes" in their coverage of the Israel - Palestinian conflict.”
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