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1. Disposed to believe too readily; gullible.
2. Arising from or characterized by credulity. See Usage Note at credible.

[From Latin crēdulus, from crēdere, to believe; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]

cred′u·lous·ly adv.
cred′u·lous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.credulously - in a credulous mannercredulously - in a credulous manner; "the children followed the teacher credulously"
disbelievingly, incredulously, unbelievingly - in an incredulous manner; "the woman looked up at her incredulously"


[ˈkredjʊləslɪ] ADVcon credulidad


[ˈkrɛdjʊləslɪ] advcon credulità
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But Milliken, captain of detectives, was too well known to her, and she yielded to the law of which he was the symbol and of which she was credulously ignorant.
The HCJ's decision put sole onus on Hamas for posing a danger to Israeli security, and dodged the charge of illegal collective punishment by credulously accepting official statements about the fine-grained monitoring of humanitarian needs of "inhabitants" in the Strip.
But as Ryan Chittum wrote for the Columbia Journalism Review, news outlets spread this finding credulously, despite its questionable basis.
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Thus, with such a background, Edmund hates Edgar, and Gloucester too credulously believes a lie about his good son, insensitively jokes about his bad one, and doesn't know the soul of either.
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5 To take another, he credulously asserts that all of the remaining Guantanamo detainees are the "worst of the worst" "terrorist soldiers,"6 a claim that is so sloppy and manifestly false,7 it would appear to call into question the balance of his entire legitimacy analysis.
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Ecclestone, Blair writes credulously, "had genuinely never made a linkage, not even implicitly" between his massive donation and the proposed loophole.
109) Although the comparison between the use of force decision making and threat claims made in support of policy of this President as compared to the last one must be imperfect, (110) some insights can be drawn as to whether the structures, incentives and behaviors that impaired effective oversight have, or have not changed, with a new Oval Office occupant, a new Congress, and members of the media ostensibly committed to covering executive department threat claims less credulously.