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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:
Noun1.credulousness - tendency to believe too readily and therefore to be easily deceived
naiveness, naivete, naivety - lack of sophistication or worldliness
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(ˈkredjuləs) , ((American) -dʒu-) adjective
believing too easily.
ˈcredulousness, creˈdulity (-ˈdjuː-) noun
References in classic literature ?
Antonia had the most trusting, responsive eyes in the world; love and credulousness seemed to look out of them with open faces.
Apart from Castabella's poignant appeal to a helpless heaven, belief only appears as callow credulousness and cant.
While gossip insists upon its own truthfulness, and demands credulousness of its audience, it cannot ultimately deliver the "real" or "true" insights that it promises.
There's little to her beyond her wide eyes, her credulousness and various scenes of sexual exploitation and conquest.
James Lawrence Fly understood that such credulousness ultimately hurts the citizenry.
28) Among those happy to exploit the credulousness of Western audiences, by claiming special insights into arcane "Eastern" knowledge, was a British illusionist named Isaiah Hughes.
Although DM is essentially the straight man--the sanest figure in his ridiculous world--much of the comedy here comes from the fact that he is a four-square, completely unflappable hero; decent to the point of credulousness, he is forever stumbling naively into Greenback's wicked traps.
See also Guido Giglioni, "Fantasy Islands: Utopia, The Tempest and New Atlantis as Places of Controlled Credulousness," in World-Building and the Early Modern Imagination, ed.
Conveniently, these two men describe in great detail their participation in Arabella's scheme, deriving amusement from Lyster's credulousness.
Alexandra's naivety makes her gullible and, of course, events have shown how disastrous that credulousness was for the royal family and Russia.
It may entertain evangelicals but this supposedly true tale of a boy who had a religious experience while on the operating table comes with some defeating credulousness.
of my childlike innocence, my adolescent credulousness, my fatuous belief.