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Related to credulously: incredulously


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:
Adv.1.credulously - in a credulous mannercredulously - in a credulous manner; "the children followed the teacher credulously"
disbelievingly, incredulously, unbelievingly - in an incredulous manner; "the woman looked up at her incredulously"


[ˈkredjʊləslɪ] ADVcon credulidad


[ˈkrɛdjʊləslɪ] advcon credulità
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But Milliken, captain of detectives, was too well known to her, and she yielded to the law of which he was the symbol and of which she was credulously ignorant.
In addition to the Post, The New York Times, Foreign Policy magazine, and other outlets credulously repeated the same ludicrous talking point about Logan Act violations.
The rhetorical layer may be absent in some contexts, for example, when neutrally building arguments from a knowledge base, but can permeate all the other layers in other contexts since goal-oriented considerations may drive the decisions of which arguments to build, taking into account their relations with other arguments, of whether, how, and when to use the arguments in a dialogue, and of which assessment method (for example, whether a more skeptically or more credulously oriented one) to apply.
It took more than a century for The New York Times to go from credulously accepting anti-marijuana propaganda to contemptuously rejecting it, along with the ban built on that foundation of lies.
But Trump and his circle are far from bright or the best at anything other than bamboozling those who credulously place faith in them.
At every level, we were taken aback by students' lack of preparation: middle school students unable to tell the difference between an advertisement and a news story; high school students taking at face value a cooked-up chart from the Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee; college students credulously accepting a .
But Armstrong treats it credulously, implying that Grant's snubbing of Kelly was malicious, and that it provoked, or exacerbated, Kelly's mood swings and alcoholism.
Scalia's pronouncements concerning deterrence and the death penalty seem to buttress Judge Richard Posner's claim that Justice Scalia has a tendency to engage in "'motivated thinking,' the form of cognitive delusion that consists of credulously accepting the evidence that supports a preconception and of peremptorily rejecting the evidence that contradicts it.
I boarded the train the following day for Boston and stayed with my parents that first night, but then came the obligatory night out with my buddies when I credulously bought something I thought was crack cocaine.
For all his sensitivity to FDR's need to appear centrist, Hamby accepts such claims too credulously.
She discusses the history of ideas and various culprits, from Pythagoras and Plato to the present that have led us to thinking we are figments of our imagination including : dualism, modernism, scientism, behaviourism, materialism, over specialisation (so big topics are nobody's focus and concern) and loss of confidence in common sense--the earth did indeed turn out not to be flat but we shouldn't therefore credulously accept all scientific theories that seem counter intuitive.
Widiss emphasizes how the search for an author--and the possible death of the author--constitute the stuff of Nabokovs novel: "Every character in the novel seems to be either an author or a 'text' authored by another; to exist in this world is either to manipulate or to be manipulated, to tell tales or to too credulously believe them, or to spend all one's time and energy evaluating their credibility" (76).