incredulously


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.incredulously - in an incredulous mannerincredulously - in an incredulous manner; "the woman looked up at her incredulously"
believingly, credulously - in a credulous manner; "the children followed the teacher credulously"
Translations

incredulously

[ɪnˈkredjʊləslɪ] ADVcon incredulidad

incredulously

[ɪnˈkrɛdjʊləsli] adv [say] → avec incrédulité

incredulously

advungläubig, skeptisch; look alsozweifelnd

incredulously

[ɪnˈkrɛdjʊləslɪ] advincredulamente
References in classic literature ?
He looked incredulously at the house, and then he wheeled about, and looked more incredulously still at me.
"No!" said Adam incredulously, amused in spite of himself.
I should like to see it," said Kennedy, incredulously.
He stared incredulously at the small array of bottles and turned swiftly around.
Glancing over her exercise, I found that several lines had been omitted, but what was written contained very few faults; I instantly inscribed "Bon" at the bottom of the page, and returned it to her; she smiled, at first incredulously, then as if reassured, but did not lift her eyes; she could look at me, it seemed, when perplexed and bewildered, but not when gratified; I thought that scarcely fair.
I laughed incredulously as Sherlock Holmes leaned back in his settee and blew little wavering rings of smoke up to the ceiling.
Archer looked at her incredulously. "Have you forgotten," he asked with a smile, "that in our country we don't allow our marriages to be arranged for us?"
"Norah, you're not fond of me, are you?" he asked, incredulously.
He shook his head incredulously; and even more abashed, I said that though I was living with my wife as he advised, I was not living with her as her husband.
"Anne, your story hasn't come back?" cried Diana incredulously.
"No!" she cried incredulously, swiftly looking, then running for the telescope.
"Never the Awkward Man himself!" I exclaimed incredulously.