incredulity

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

Definition of incredulity

: the quality or state of being incredulous : disbelief

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Examples of incredulity in a Sentence

The news of his death was met with expressions of incredulity. the teacher's incredulity about the claims in the essay proved to be well-founded
Recent Examples on the Web Yet there is still a feeling of incredulity in local rugby circles that the showpiece of their sport is about to be awarded to the U.S. John Stensholt, WSJ, 11 May 2022 This is typical of the flustered incredulity mustered up by the physics community whenever the subject of the simulation disturbs the learned serenity of their exemplary calculations. Jason Kehe, Wired, 9 Mar. 2022 Laura Jedeed details the launch of James O’Keefe’s latest book, American Muckraker, and her incredulity at what takes place oozes from her words. Longreads, 6 Apr. 2022 McGlocklin said, his voice hitting a high pitch of incredulity. Jim Owczarski, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2022 McGlocklin said, his voice hitting a high pitch of incredulity. Jim Owczarski, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2022 McGlocklin said, his voice hitting a high pitch of incredulity. Jim Owczarski, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2022 McGlocklin said, his voice hitting a high pitch of incredulity. Jim Owczarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 31 Mar. 2022 Her post was met with a wave of incredulity on social media: How could the leading lady of one of the most celebrated films of the year not score a ticket? Andrew R. Chow, Time, 21 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of incredulity

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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24 May 2022

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“Incredulity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incredulity. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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