overcredulous

credulous

[krej-uh-luhs]
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:
1570–80; < Latin crēdulus, equivalent to crēd(ere) to believe + -ulus adj. suffix denoting a quality or tendency; see -ous

credulously, adverb
credulousness, noun
noncredulous, adjective
noncredulously, adverb
noncredulousness, noun
overcredulous, adjective
overcredulously, adverb
overcredulousness, noun
uncredulous, adjective
uncredulously, adverb
uncredulousness, noun

credible, credulous.


1. believing, trustful, unsuspecting.
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credulous (ˈkrɛdjʊləs)
 
adj
1.  tending to believe something on little evidence
2.  arising from or characterized by credulity: credulous beliefs
 
[C16: from Latin crēdulus, from crēdere to believe]
 
'credulously
 
adv
 
'credulousness
 
n

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credulous
1570s, from L. credulus, from credere "to believe."
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