Definition of incredulous in English:


Line breaks: in|credu|lous
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkrɛdjʊləs


(Of a person or their manner) unwilling or unable to believe something: an incredulous gasp
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  • On relaying this story some five hours later to my wife who is from Thailand, she was incredulous.
  • We were incredulous that such deep divisions were apparent in a profession that should be working together.
  • The essence of the audience's rising ire was bluntly summarised in an incredulous question from the floor.


16th century: from Latin incredulus (from in- 'not' + credulus 'believing, trusting', from credere 'believe') + -ous.



More example sentences
  • I position myself where I think the third carriage will stop but notice, incredulously, that my adversary does the same thing.
  • Shepherded up to the first floor, they arrived at the tall doors and stepped into the great sky-lit room to gaze incredulously around.
  • The skinheads looked at him incredulously, and not without a degree of sympathy.


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  • She told me, much to my incredulousness, that she hasn't had a proper Maths teacher during the whole of her secondary schooling.
  • Her eyes narrowed at the incredulousness in his voice.
  • I'm telling you, I'm an exquisite shopper and your incredulousness says more about you than it does about me.

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