believable believable  /bə ˈli və bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) capable of being believed

Usage(s):

  1. The movie's biggest surprise is Farrah Fawcett, who gives a remarkably intense and believable performance as the battered wife.
  2. The link, at least by Oberst's reckoning, is futility, and whether you agree with his politics or not, his emotions are believable.
  3. What makes the Hills's story interesting, if not believable, is that both are reputable citizens.

News

  1. Marc Maron's 'Attempting Normal': Better on podcast than page

    Marc Maron is a stand-up comedian best known for his podcast WTF and for leading the podcast boom. He has a half-hour sitcom on IFC called Maron, four comedy albums, and his own brand of coffee, "the WTF Roast." It's fairly believable that a collectible action figure with soul patch, mustache, and furrowed brow is not far in the future.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. Damien Sandow's New Finisher Lacks Originality, but Is Major Improvement

    Damien Sandow has a new move to finish off his WWE opponents, one that is an upgrade over "Terminus," even if it's a lot similar to moves fans have seen before. Sandow has recently turned to a move dubbed "The Silencer" to cap off his matches. He recently used it to gain pinfall victories over R-Truth and Sin Cara. The Silencer is far more believable and capable of coming out of nowhere than his ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Straight actors in gay roles

    Whether it's for television or a feature film, it's not easy to pull off a gay role as a straight actor. Many have tried, but it takes a great actor to make the role three dimensional and believable.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNN

Quotes

  1. Lehane should be judged by "the same standards you'd bring to any literature," Penzler says. "He creates serious, real characters who have heart and are memorable, and his dialogue is absolutely believable."
    on Nov 20, 2007 By: Otto Penzler Source: Forbes

  2. Thompson fan Stanley Kubrick called the book "probably the most chilling and believable first-person story of a criminally warped mind I have ever encountered."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Stanley Kubrick Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

  3. "What Obama has to have Hillary do is stand up and say - not only in words but it's got to be almost method acting - and say it in a way that's believable that she wants Barack Obama to be president," Bredesen told The AP.
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: Phil Bredesen Source: International Herald Tribune

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