from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Public skepticism about the truth of statements, especially official claims and pronouncements: "The credibility gap [is] the result of a deliberate policy of artificial manipulation of official news” ( Walter Lippmann).
- n. Lack of trustworthiness.
- n. A discrepancy or disparity, especially between words and actions.
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- n. A discrepancy between the statements made by a person in authority (especially by a politician) and the perceived truth
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