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credulous (ˈkrɛdjʊləs Pronunciation for credulous

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, wet behind the ears, unsuspicious, as green as grass, dupable, overtrusting,

Example Sentences Including 'credulous'

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

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