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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
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Antonia had the most trusting, responsive eyes in the world; love and credulousness seemed to look out of them with open faces.
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.
Naive' doesn't begin to describe the credulousness and sense of entitlement that has allowed actors, writers and directors to think they were helping themselves and the world by hanging around the Scientologists' 'Celebrity Centre,' taking 'upper level' courses and gossiping about who was about to be labeled a 'Suppressive Person' (bad guy).
One point in particular illustrates the casualness, one might say credulousness, of this portion of the Strasbourg Court's opinion.
To see the muhaddithun en masse as "forgers" and members of a massive conspiracy requires a degree of credulousness on the part of academic scholars that would have matched the credulousness Schacht attributed to Muslims.
It would take much more credulousness than I have available to be optimistic about the outcome of this latest experiment.
With few exceptions, all of the purported witnesses were treated with the same credulousness by the news media as Mindy Lawton.
And since he thinks religion is nothing more than stupidity, credulousness, and fear, he has little incentive to learn any more about Muslim believers than he does about Christians.
Such alluring images of abundance, while seeming to confirm the conflation of cockaigne with America, can be seen not as evidence of poor Europeans' credulousness but of their skepticism and sense of humor.