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Meaning of CREDULOUS

Pronunciation:  'krejulus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  disposed to believe on little evidence; "the gimmick would convince none but the most credulous"
  2. [adj]  showing a lack of judgment or experience; "so credulous he believes everything he reads"
 

CREDULOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: credible, overcredulous, unquestioning
 
 Antonyms: incredulous
 
 See Also: believable, naif, naive, trustful, trusting

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cred"u*lous\ (kr?d"?-l?s; 135), a. [L. credulus, fr.
credere. See {Creed}.]
1. Apt to believe on slight evidence; easily imposed upon;
   unsuspecting. --Landor.

         Eve, our credulous mother.            --Milton.

2. Believed too readily. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.

 
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