Definition of Believably

1. Adverb. In a believable manner. "He acted believably sincere"

Partainyms: Believable
Antonyms: Unbelievably, Unbelievably

2. Adverb. Easy to believe on the basis of available evidence. "He will probably win the election"
Exact synonyms: Credibly, Plausibly, Probably
Partainyms: Believable, Credible, Plausible, Probable
Antonyms: Incredibly

Definition of Believably

1. Adverb. In a believable way. ¹

2. Adverb. (non-gloss definition Used to express the speaker's assessment of the credibility of a reported statement). ¹

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Definition of Believably

1. [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Believably

belief system
belief systems
believably (current term)
believe in
believe it or not
believe one's eyes
believe you me
believed in
believes in

Literary usage of Believably

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Victrola Book of the Opera: Stories of the Operas with Illustrations by Samuel Holland Rous, Victor Talking Machine Company (1921)
"... his beloved: "O tu che in sono agli angeli" (Thou Heavenly One), he sings, in a tender and melancholy number which prays to her, believably in Heaven, ..."

2. Luther's Pastors: The Reformation in the Ernestine Countryside by Susan C. Karant-Nunn (1979)
"The officials reported to the prince that "many [pastors] clearly and believably showed that if they could not raise crops, they would not know how to ..."

3. Mitterrand Legacy and the Future of French Security Policy by Ronald Tiersky (1996)
"... Russia is. with the United States, a dominant power, and thus to emphasize the OSCE is to demonstrate, believably or not, that western plans for post- ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Society for Psychical Research by American Society for Psychical Research (1920)
"The statement that the guides will explain it to me and that spirits are believably connected with it would suggest the Mark Twain work, especially if we ..."

5. History of Cabinets: From the Union with Scotland to the Acquisition of by William Torrens McCullagh Torrens (1894)
"... unadventurous nobles, and ill-paid agents of James III., if only somebody of distinction, compromised or believably compromised, were made an example. ..."

6. Mental Culture in Burmese Crisis Politics: Aung San Suu Kyi and the National by Gustaaf Houtman (1999)
"... for the liberation of Burma; hence, neither national independence nor freedom believably coincide in their widely unpopular claims to legitimacy. ..."

7. Postal Riders and Raiders by W. H. Gantz (1912)
"That is, it is an explanation which, to be believably understood, requires more explaining than do the faults and crooks in the method of accounting it ..."

8. A Treatise on the Moral Ideals by John Grote (1876)
"... right conduct must surely be productive of happi- is one sign ness to the agent; in a great measure, doubtless, custom: visibly; altogether believably, ..."

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