incredulity


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in·cre·du·li·ty

 (ĭn′krĭ-do͞o′lĭ-tē, -dyo͞o′-)
n.
The state or quality of being incredulous; disbelief.

incredulity

(ˌɪnkrɪˈdjuːlɪtɪ)
n
lack of belief; scepticism

in•cre•du•li•ty

(ˌɪn krɪˈdu lɪ ti, -ˈdyu-)

n.
the quality or state of being incredulous.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incredulity - doubt about the truth of somethingincredulity - doubt about the truth of something  
doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty - the state of being unsure of something

incredulity

noun disbelief, doubt, scepticism, distrust, unbelief The announcement has been met with incredulity.

incredulity

noun
The refusal or reluctance to believe:
Translations
شَك، تَشَكُّك، عَدَم تَصْديق
nevěřícně
skepsisvantro
tortryggni
inanmazlıkkuşku

incredulity

[ˌɪnkrɪˈdjuːlɪtɪ] Nincredulidad f

incredulity

[ˌɪnkrəˈdjuːlɪti] n (= disbelief) → incrédulité f
with incredulity → avec incrédulité
to greet sth with incredulity → accueillir qch avec incrédulité

incredulity

nUngläubigkeit f, → Skepsis f

incredulity

[ˌɪnkrɪˈdjuːlɪtɪ] nincredulità

incredulous

(inˈkredjuləs) , ((American) -dʒu-) adjective
unwilling to believe. She listened to him with an incredulous expression.
ˌincreˈdulity (-ˈdjuː-) noun
References in classic literature ?
interrupted his audience, half in incredulity, half in protestation.
And we must needs say it seared Hester's bosom so deeply, that perhaps there was more truth in the rumour than our modern incredulity may be inclined to admit.
So far as what there may be of a narrative in this book; and, indeed, as indirectly touching one or two very interesting and curious particulars in the habits of sperm whales, the foregoing chapter, in its earliest part, is as important a one as will be found in this volume; but the leading matter of it requires to be still further and more familiarly enlarged upon, in order to be adequately understood, and moreover to take away any incredulity which a profound ignorance of the entire subject may induce in some minds, as to the natural verity of the main points of this affair.
So that when I shall hereafter detail to you all the specialities and concentrations of potency everywhere lurking in this expansive monster; when I shall show you some of his more inconsiderable braining feats; I trust you will have renounced all ignorant incredulity, and be ready to abide by this; that though the Sperm Whale stove a passage through the Isthmus of Darien, and mixed the Atlantic with the Pacific, you would not elevate one hair of your eye-brow.
Shelby, being entirely ignorant of her husband's embarrassments, and knowing only the general kindliness of his temper, had been quite sincere in the entire incredulity with which she had met Eliza's suspicions.
asked Tom, his incredulity beginning to weaken a little.
In some few instances, their incredulity arises from a want of reflection; but, generally, it indicates a hatred of the light, a desire to shield slavery from the assaults of its foes, a contempt of the colored race, whether bond or free.
She turned towards Lucy in silent amazement, unable to divine the reason or object of such a declaration; and though her complexion varied, she stood firm in incredulity, and felt in no danger of an hysterical fit, or a swoon.
From the bosom of his robe he then produced a casket, opened it and showed magnificent bracelets and earrings; she acted astonishment and admiration; kneeling, he laid the treasure at her feet; incredulity and delight were expressed by her looks and gestures; the stranger fastened the bracelets on her arms and the rings in her ears.
Lecount offered no remark, and again the signs and tokens of incredulity showed themselves in her face.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
11] It is very natural that, at the time when the Persian was writing, he should take so many precautions against any spirit of incredulity on the part of those who were likely to read his narrative.