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credulous

[krej-uh-luh s] /ˈkrɛdʒ ə ləs/
adjective
1.
willing to believe or trust too readily, especially without proper or adequate evidence; gullible.
2.
marked by or arising from credulity:
a credulous rumor.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Latin crēdulus, equivalent to crēd(ere) to believe + -ulus adj. suffix denoting a quality or tendency; see -ous
Related forms
credulously, adverb
credulousness, noun
noncredulous, adjective
noncredulously, adverb
noncredulousness, noun
overcredulous, adjective
overcredulously, adverb
overcredulousness, noun
uncredulous, adjective
uncredulously, adverb
uncredulousness, noun
Can be confused
credible, credulous.
Synonyms
1. believing, trustful, unsuspecting.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-credulous

credulous

/ˈkrɛdjʊləs/
adjective
1.
tending to believe something on little evidence
2.
arising from or characterized by credulity: credulous beliefs
Derived Forms
credulously, adverb
credulousness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin crēdulus, from crēdere to believe
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Word Origin and History for non-credulous

credulous

adj.

1570s, from Latin credulus "that easily believes, trustful," from credere "to believe" (see credo). Related: Credulously; credulousness.

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