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incredulous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of incredulous

  1. 1 inclined to doubt or question claims <incredulous by nature, I'm of course very suspicious of anyone who claims to be able to communicate with the dead> Synonyms disbelieving, distrustful, doubting, skeptical, mistrustful, negativistic, questioning, show-me, suspecting, suspicious, unbelievingRelated Words paranoid (also paranoidal); critical, puzzled, quizzical; careful, cautious, guarded, gun-shy, leery (also leary), wary, watchful; cynical, experienced, knowing, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wise; curious, inquiring, inquisitive, nosy (or nosey), snoopy; uncertain, unconvinced, undecided, undetermined, unsettled, unsure; hesitantNear Antonyms green, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), simple, simpleminded, unknowing, unsophisticated, unworldly, wide-eyed; certain, confident, positive, sure; callow, inexperienced, raw; childlike, idealistic, impractical; beguiled, deceived, duped, gulled, tricked; careless, heedless, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, unwaryAntonyms credulous, gullible (also gullable), trustful, trusting, uncritical, unquestioning

  2. 2 too extraordinary or improbable to believe <an incredulous account of alien abduction that the tabloids had a field day with> Synonyms fantastic (also fantastical), implausible, inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable, uncompelling, unconceivable, unconvincing, unimaginable, unthinkableRelated Words debatable, disputable, dodgy [chiefly British], doubtable, doubtful, dubious, dubitable, far-fetched, fishy, flimsy, questionable, shaky, suspect, suspicious, unlikely, unreasonable; hopeless, impossible; absurd, comical, farcical, laughable, ludicrous, outlandish, preposterous, ridiculous, risible, silly; indefensible, insupportable, untenableNear Antonyms likely, possible, probable; reasonable; certain, incontestable, indisputable, indubitable, questionless, sure, undeniable, undoubted, unquestionableAntonyms believable, cogitable, conceivable, convincing, credible, creditable, imaginable, plausible, supposable, thinkable





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