credulity

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noun cre·du·li·ty \kri-ˈdü-lə-tē, -ˈdyü-\

Definition of credulity

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of credulity

see credulous


First Known Use: 15th century




CREDULITY Defined for English Language Learners

credulity

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noun cre·du·li·ty \kri-ˈdü-lə-tē, -ˈdyü-\

Definition of credulity for English Language Learners

  • : ability or willingness to believe something



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