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credulous

adjective cred·u·lous \ˈkre-jə-ləs\

: too ready to believe things : easily fooled or cheated

Full Definition of CREDULOUS

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