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credibility gap

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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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A discrepancy between the statements made by a person in authority (especially by a politician) and the perceived truth

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