overcredulous


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overcredulous

(ˌəʊvəˈkrɛdʒʊləs)
adj
excessively credulous
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Adj.1.overcredulous - too credulous for your own good
credulous - disposed to believe on little evidence; "the gimmick would convince none but the most credulous"
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The process that created John Talbot's "epitaph" is now fully visible: information from a tablet hung at the sixth earl's tomb in 1590 was supplemented by theatrical hyperbole and later by overcredulous misconstruction of Sir William Lucy's rhetorical claim that the Garter was "worthy St Michael and the Golden Fleece." It was Shakespeare, or if not Shakespeare, then one of Shakespeare's collaborators in 4.7, who turned a contemporary tribute to the sixth earl of Shrewsbury into the historical John Talbot's unhistorical epitaph.