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credence (noun) belief (in reports, or in others' statements).

Credence is the belief that we have in something as being true or correct. When we believe something, especially a report or a statement, we give credence to it. When a person's words lack credence, they cannot be believed. To lend credence or give credence to what others say is to believe them. 'These words are just rumors. I don't give any credence to them.' This means that I do not believe the words to be true, because I know they are rumors. A person lying often lacks credence.

  • Gossip magazines and journals are just so much of gossip and lack credence, so people do not believe their reports and stories, and wise people do not even read them.
  • He is notorious as an incorrigible liar, so no one gives credence to whatever he says, including the occasional truth he utters.
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