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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Definitions for credulous

  1. Ready or inclined to believe on slight or uncertain evidence.
  2. Based on or proceeding from a disposition to believe too readily.

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Citations for credulous
Credulous monarchs were easy game for the numerous charlatans and tricksters who toured the courts of Europe trying to dupe them into parting with real gold by means of little more than a promise that they would repay such investments thousandfold. Janet Gleeson, The Arcanum
To her critics, she was a madam and con artist who charged credulous clients . . . small fortunes to cast spells and bring about the deaths of rivals. Laurence Bergreen, Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life
Origin of credulous
1570-1580
Credulous derives from Latin credulus, "believing easily," from credere, "to believe."