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credulity

Line breaks: cre¦du|lity
Pronunciation: /krɪˈdjuːlɪti
 
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Definition of credulity in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A tendency to be too ready to believe that something is real or true: moneylenders prey upon their credulity and inexperience
More example sentences
  • At one extreme, it is used to represent the unswerving conviction and absolute credulity of the true believer.
  • Questions of seeing, believing, and credulity are explored in all of the essays and projects in this issue.
  • It would strain anyone's therapeutic credulity to believe that Audrey needed no further help.
Synonyms
gullibility, gullibleness, credulousness, naivety, naiveness, blind faith, trustfulness, over-trustfulness, lack of suspicion, innocence, ingenuousness, unworldliness, lack of experience, lack of sophistication, guilelessness, greenness, callowness, childlikeness, simpleness, simplicity, ignorance

Words that rhyme with credulity

garrulity, sedulity

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