credulity

noun
cre·​du·​li·​ty | \ kri-ˈdü-lə-tē How to pronounce credulity (audio) , -ˈdyü-\

Definition of credulity

: readiness or willingness to believe especially on slight or uncertain evidence Her description of the event strains credulity.

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Synonyms & Antonyms for credulity

Synonyms

credulousness, gullibility, naiveness, naïveté (also naivete), simpleness

Antonyms

incredulity, skepticism

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Examples of credulity in a Sentence

the quack pushing the phony medicine was taking advantage of the credulity of people hoping for miracle cures

First Known Use of credulity

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for credulity

see credulous

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The first known use of credulity was in the 15th century

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credulity

noun

English Language Learners Definition of credulity

formal : ability or willingness to believe something

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