overcredulous

adjective
over·​cred·​u·​lous | \ ˌō-vər-ˈkre-jə-ləs How to pronounce overcredulous (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Overcredulous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcredulous. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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