overcredulous

adjective over·cred·u·lous \ ˌō-vər-ˈkre-jə-ləs \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overcredulous

: credulous to an excessive degree : overly inclined to believe something especially on slight or uncertain evidence
  • Because believing in a fake hazard is less harmful than failing to believe in a real one, evolutionarily speaking, we should err on the side of being overcredulous about threats.
  • —Matthew Hutson

First Known Use of overcredulous

1579


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