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incredulous (ɪnˈkrɛdjʊləs Pronunciation for incredulous



  1. (often followed by of) not prepared or willing to believe (something); unbelieving

Derived Forms

inˈcredulously adverb
inˈcredulousness noun

Translations for 'incredulous'

  • British English: incredulous If someone is incredulous, they are unable to believe something because it is very surprising. ADJECTIVE'He made you do it?' Her voice was incredulous.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: incrédulo
  • Chinese: 不轻易相信的不轻輕易相信的
  • European Spanish: incrédulo incrédula
  • French: incrédule
  • German: ungläubig
  • Italian: incredulo incredula
  • Japanese: 信じがたい
  • Korean: 못믿겠다는듯
  • Portuguese: incrédulo incrédula
  • Spanish: incrédulo incrédula

Example Sentences Including 'incredulous'

Along Park Lane rows of builders peered over the boards in front of windows, bemused and incredulous at the gaggle of people walking past.
Anasta rolled over and spread his arms as if he was incredulous at the way he had scored his try.
The Australian (2004)
By now the visitor is either incredulous or beginning to get interested.
Montgomery, Daniel B Fire in the Lotus - the dynamic Buddhism of Nichiren
I was standing right in front and saw him... he just left us there," an incredulous Bonisile said.
SA Star (2005)
Lloyd backed a step or two and gazed at her with an incredulous frown.
Lawson, Jonell Roses are for the Rich
She was staring at me; maliciously, I can only suppose, but at the time she seemed to be incredulous.
various & introduction by Deirdre Chapman A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990
The extent of Bergkamp's profligacy could be measured by Henry's incredulous response.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
You're kidding," he stammered, incredulous , his head ringing with the sound of his future crashing in flames.
Dobbs, Michael The Touch of Innocents
`In fact there is less tax," he announced, to incredulous Tory jeers.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)


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