credulity

noun cre·du·li·ty \ kri-ˈdü-lə-tē , -ˈdyü- \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of credulity

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

Examples of credulity in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of credulity



CREDULITY Defined for English Language Learners

credulity

noun

Definition of credulity for English Language Learners

  • : ability or willingness to believe something



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