Definition of credulous in English:

credulous

Syllabification: cred·u·lous
Pronunciation: /ˈkrejələs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

credulously

adverb
More example sentences
  • The onus is on me to prove things, and I wouldn't want people just to sit there and credulously accept everything I do.
  • Why is it that we listen credulously with gaping mouths to environmentalists when they talk apocalyptic science-fiction, and ignore them when they are demonstrably right?
  • I'm sorry, but I don't buy about 90% of what this writer credulously relates.

credulousness

noun
More example sentences
  • A reporter in search of a story has, not for the first time, fallen foul of an excess of enthusiasm, credulousness and someone's idea of a joke.
  • Unauditable claims about the scores of millions of dollars the Mardi Gras brings to Sydney survive, I believe, on media credulousness.
  • The skepticism, empiricism, and detachment so esteemed by journalists seem worlds away from the awe, mysticism, and credulousness demanded by faith.

Origin

late 16th century (in the general sense 'inclined to believe'): from Latin credulus (from credere 'believe') + -ous.

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