American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Deserving of often limited praise or commendation: The student made a creditable effort on the essay.
- adj. Worthy of belief: a creditable story.
- adj. Deserving of commercial credit; creditworthy: a creditable customer.
- adj. That can be assigned.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Worthy of credit or belief; credible.
- Reputable; bringing credit, honor, reputation, or esteem; respectable; of good report.
- adj. Credible or believable.
- adj. That brings credit or honour; respectable.
- adj. That can be assigned; assignable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Worthy of belief.
- adj. Deserving or possessing reputation or esteem; reputable; estimable.
- adj. Bringing credit, reputation, or honor; honorable.
- adj. worthy of often limited commendation
- From credit + -able. (Wiktionary)
“An official with the Department of Health and Human Services told HuffPost that the law gives no flexibility on the definition of creditable coverage.”
“If Medicare considers your existing coverage to be "creditable" - meaning, coverage that is as good as the standard Medicare prescription drug coverage benefit - you are permitted to keep your current coverage without incurring future penalties.”
“Apparently the workers of America are not yet ready to sing, although I recall a creditable chorus trained at”
“I much doubt if he could have passed what would now be called a creditable examination in the Fathers; and as for all the nice formalities in the rubric, he would never have been the man to divide a congregation or puzzle a bishop.”
“But in the far more influential New York Times, Bosley Crowther called the picture a fair and "creditable" reenactment and observed that MGM had "taken no obvious sides in the current atomic contentions.”
“You wouldn't be penalized for dropping "creditable" coverage later and signing up for Part D, Mr. Precht says.”
“The penalty would apply if you went for more than 63 days without being covered by a Medicare drug plan or another health plan with comparable drug coverage that is deemed "creditable" for Medicare purposes.”
“It's a good idea to touch base with whoever handles your employer plan to make sure the drug coverage will remain "creditable" when you turn 65 in January.”
“Consequently, could we not trust the Brits to do at least the same kind of creditable job on a remake of THE PRISONER.”
“This and your extraordinary fullness of opportunity, make of the record a most valuable English document, a rare revelation of the human inwardness of political life in this country, and a picture of manners and personal characters as "creditable" on the whole (to the country) as it is frank and acute.”
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