from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state or quality of being believable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Credibility; capability of being believed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being believable or trustworthy
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Yet there is one area where the decrease in believability was more bipartisan.
Part of that believability is also that Batman is disturbed.
A suspension of believability is required by the readers to follow this premise and others in the books.
I think the word we're looking for here is "believability" and not "realism".
You have a number of different characters, all very interesting and fleshed out to believability, meaning they are flawed.
What if you don't really care about "believability"?
Their explanations, and how conveniently they come together so far from the ship, just stretched by "believability" too far.
Some might argue that "believability" isn't exactly a priority that needed to be so high in a movie about a man who dresses like a bat to fight evil clowns.
However, if you prefer numbers to words, just take a look at the "believability" and "favorability" ratings for news media in the Pew Research Center's report on "Press Values and Performance: 1985-2007."
Today, this condition of "believability" has been fulfilled.