incredulity

noun in·cre·du·li·ty \ ˌin-kri-ˈdü-lə-tē , -ˈdyü- \
Updated on: 13 Apr 2018

Definition of incredulity

: the quality or state of being incredulous : disbelief

Examples of incredulity in a Sentence

  1. The news of his death was met with expressions of incredulity.

  2. the teacher's incredulity about the claims in the essay proved to be well-founded

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First Known Use of incredulity

15th century

incredulity Synonyms


INCREDULITY Defined for English Language Learners

incredulity

Definition of incredulity for English Language Learners

  • : a feeling that you do not or cannot believe or accept that something is true or real



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