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credulous (ˈkrɛdjʊləs

Definitions

adjective

  1. tending to believe something on little evidence
  2. arising from or characterized by credulity   ⇒  ■ credulous beliefs

Derived Forms

ˈcredulously  adverb
ˈcredulousness  noun

Word Origin

C16: from Latin crēdulus, from crēdere to believe

Synonyms

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= gullible, trusting, unsuspecting, naive or naïve, uncritical, green, born yesterday (informal), wet behind the ears (informal), unsuspicious, as green as grass, dupable, overtrusting

Example Sentences Including 'credulous'

Could it be that from the credulous jaws of defeat, I would somehow wrest a victorious deception?
Edward Docx THE CALLIGRAPHER (2003)
But Judith said-- ' `Judith Sadler is clearly a credulous fool,' Alex put in firmly.
Barbara Erskine HIDING FROM THE LIGHT
Others regarded him as credulous , interfering and posturing.
Alan Judd THE DEVIL'S OWN WORK (2002)

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