credulity


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cre·du·li·ty

 (krĭ-do͞o′lĭ-tē, -dyo͞o′-)
n.
A disposition to believe too readily.

[Middle English credulite, from Old French, from Latin crēdulitās, from crēdulus, credulous; see credulous.]

credulity

(krɪˈdjuːlɪtɪ)
n
disposition to believe something on little evidence; gullibility

cre•du•li•ty

(krəˈdu lɪ ti, -ˈdyu-)

n.
willingness to believe or trust too readily; gullibility.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.credulity - tendency to believe readily
trustfulness, trustingness, trust - the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others; "the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity"
overcredulity - too much credulity

credulity

noun gullibility, naïveté or naivety, blind faith, credulousness The plot stretches credulity to the limits.
Translations
سُرعَـة التَّصْديق
trúgirni
dôverčivosť

credulity

[krɪˈdjuːlɪtɪ] Ncredulidad f

credulity

[krɪˈdjuːlɪti] ncrédulité f

credulity

n no plLeichtgläubigkeit f

credulity

[krɪˈdjuːlɪtɪ] ncredulità

credulous

(ˈkredjuləs) , ((American) -dʒu-) adjective
believing too easily.
ˈcredulousness, creˈdulity (-ˈdjuː-) noun
References in classic literature ?
We shall therefore very minutely lay open those previous matters by which it was produced; and for that purpose we shall be obliged to reveal all the secrets of a little family with which my reader is at present entirely unacquainted; and of which the oeconomy was so rare and extraordinary, that I fear it will shock the utmost credulity of many married persons.
If we wish to know to what daring lengths cunning can go, to what pitiable self-delusion credulity can consent, we must watch the proceedings--even while we shrink from them--of a Mercy Merrick and a Julian Gray.
I am equally confounded at HER impudence and HIS credulity.
There happened during this perplexity of my affairs an accident of small consequence in itself, which yet I think deserves to be mentioned, as it shows the credulity and ignorance of the Abyssins.
Foreigners, as well as the citizens of America, could then reasonably repose confidence in its engagements; but to depend upon a government that must itself depend upon thirteen other governments for the means of fulfilling its contracts, when once its situation is clearly understood, would require a degree of credulity not often to be met with in the pecuniary transactions of mankind, and little reconcilable with the usual sharp-sightedness of avarice.
They called to mind, also, a long catalogue of foregone presentiments and predictions made at various times by the Delaware, and, in their superstitious credulity, began to consider him a veritable seer; without thinking how natural it was to predict danger, and how likely to have the prediction verified in the present instance, when various signs gave evidence of a lurking foe.
M'Dougal, we are told, had recourse to a stratagem by which to avail himself of the ignorance and credulity of the savages, and which certainly does credit to his ingenuity.
I have perused several books of travels with great delight in my younger days; but having since gone over most parts of the globe, and been able to contradict many fabulous accounts from my own observation, it has given me a great disgust against this part of reading, and some indignation to see the credulity of mankind so impudently abused.
Pickup and his pupils a complete monopoly of all the profit which could be extracted, in their line of business, from the feebly-buttoned pocket of the patron, and the inexhaustible credulity of the connoisseur.
But when David, unconscious of being observed, turned his head, and exposed his simple, mild countenance, in place of the haughty lineaments of their prisoner, it would have exceeded the credulity of even a native to have doubted any longer.
In other words, it is my belief that the first man was a freak of nature--nor would one have to draw over-strongly upon his credulity to be convinced that Gr-gr-gr and his tribe were also freaks.
I won't put your credulity to the test," Clara proceeded.