incredulousness


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in·cred·u·lous

 (ĭn-krĕj′ə-ləs)
adj.
1. Skeptical; disbelieving: incredulous of stories about flying saucers.
2. Expressive of disbelief: an incredulous stare.

[From Latin incrēdulus : in-, not; see in-1 + crēdulus, believing; see credulous.]

in·cred′u·lous·ly adv.
in·cred′u·lous·ness n.
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incredulousness

noun
The refusal or reluctance to believe:
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