incredulous


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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.

incredulous

(ɪnˈkrɛdjʊləs)
adj
(often foll by of) not prepared or willing to believe (something); unbelieving
inˈcredulously adv
inˈcredulousness n

in•cred•u•lous

(ɪnˈkrɛdʒ ə ləs)

adj.
1. disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical.
2. indicating disbelief.
in•cred′u•lous•ly, adv.
in•cred′u•lous•ness, n.
syn: See doubtful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incredulous - not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving
incredible, unbelievable - beyond belief or understanding; "at incredible speed"; "the book's plot is simply incredible"
distrustful - having or showing distrust; "a man of distrustful nature"; "my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally"- B.N.Cardozo; "vigilant and distrustful superintendence"- Thomas Jefferson
credulous - disposed to believe on little evidence; "the gimmick would convince none but the most credulous"

incredulous

incredulous

adjective
Refusing or reluctant to believe:
Translations
قَليل التَّصْديق، شاكٌّ، مُتَشَكِّك
nevěřícný
skeptiskvantro
epäileväepäuskoinenskeptinen
tortrygginn
netikintis
neticīgsskeptisks
inanmazkuşkucu

incredulous

[ɪnˈkredjʊləs] ADJ [expression] → de incredulidad
I was incredulousno lo creí

incredulous

[ɪnˈkrɛdjʊləs] adj [person, voice] → incrédule; [silence] → incrédule

incredulous

adjungläubig, skeptisch; look alsozweifelnd; his voice was incredulousseine Stimme klang ungläubig

incredulous

[ɪnˈkrɛdjʊləs] adjincredulo/a

incredulous

(inˈkredjuləs) , ((American) -dʒu-) adjective
unwilling to believe. She listened to him with an incredulous expression.
ˌincreˈdulity (-ˈdjuː-) noun
References in classic literature ?
It has its own effect upon the most incredulous; and far from being incredulous, Mazarin was superstitious.
Affected by the solemnity of the scene, there was a wondering gaze of incredulous curiosity in his countenance.
Vernon, surprized and incredulous, knew not what to suspect, and, without any change in her own views, only feared greater difficulty in accomplishing them.
That there really was something could not be doubted, and the incredulous were invited to put their finger on the wound of the Scotia.
His companions urged him to mount, but in vain; he was incredulous and obstinate.
But, up to that moment, he had remained with the numerous phalanx of the incredulous.
Search me," would come the pawnbroker's retort, accompanied by an incredulous shrug of the shoulders.
The Courier raises himself on his pillow, and looks at the Countess with an expression of incredulous surprise.
It is remarkable that what we call the world, which is so very credulous in what professes to be true, is most incredulous in what professes to be imaginary; and that, while, every day in real life, it will allow in one man no blemishes, and in another no virtues, it will seldom admit a very strongly-marked character, either good or bad, in a fictitious narrative, to be within the limits of probability.
It may not be amiss to remind the incredulous reader that a famous firm in the City accepted precisely the same security as that here accepted by Bulpit Brothers, with the same sublime indifference to troubling themselves by making any inquiry about it.
Stepan Arkadyevitch took the letter, looked with incredulous surprise at the lusterless eyes fixed so immovably on him, and began to read.
The polite Captain seemed incredulous and as if weary.