incredulity


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

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 ?
Wide went her eyes in wonder and incredulity, as she beheld this seeming apparition risen from the dead.
He even looked at her with a smile of affected incredulity.
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.
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.
And Levin had been struck by the passive, weary incredulity with which the children heard what their mother said to them.
Years of imprisonment, and the still heavier burden of general incredulity and mockery, have combined with the natural decay of old age to erase from his mind many of the thoughts and notions, and much also of the terminology, which he acquired during his short stay in Spaceland.
This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them.
Before it was altogether dark the curious crowd had collected in the street, silent, as a rule, and expectant, with here and there a scoffer uttering his incredulity and courage with scornful remarks or ribald cries.
interrupted his audience, half in incredulity, half in protestation.
These successive statements were received with the proper expressions of amusement, incredulity and gratitude; and the visit was breaking up in a vein of mild pleasantry when the door opened to admit the Countess Olenska, who entered in bonnet and mantle followed by the unexpected figure of Julius Beaufort.
In all the rural district near about, and even in the town of Marshall, a mile away, not one person of unbiased mind entertains a doubt of it; incredulity is confined to those opinionated persons who will be called "cranks" as soon as the useful word shall have penetrated the intellectual demesne of the Marshall Advance.
It was received with every possible variety of expressions of doubt, incredulity, and derision from every one, with the exception of J.