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credulity

[kruh-doo-li-tee, -dyoo-] /krəˈdu lɪ ti, -ˈdyu-/
noun
1.
willingness to believe or trust too readily, especially without proper or adequate evidence; gullibility.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English credulite < Latin crēdulitās. See credulous, -ity
Related forms
overcredulity, noun
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credulity

/krɪˈdjuːlɪtɪ/
noun
1.
disposition to believe something on little evidence; gullibility
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credulity

n.

early 15c., from Old French credulité (12c.), from Latin credulitatem (nominative credulitas) "easiness of belief, rash confidence," noun of quality from credulus (see credulous).

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