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credulous

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adjective cred·u·lous \ˈkre-jə-ləs\

Simple Definition of credulous

  • : too ready to believe things : easily fooled or cheated

Full Definition of credulous

  1. 1 :  ready to believe especially on slight or uncertain evidence <accused of swindling credulous investors>

  2. 2 :  proceeding from credulity <credulous superstitions>

cred·u·lous·ly adverb
cred·u·lous·ness noun

Examples of credulous

  1. Few people are credulous enough to believe such nonsense.



Origin of credulous

Latin credulus, from credere


First Known Use: 1576

Rhymes with credulous


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