Definitions for credulousˈkrɛdʒ ə ləs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cred•u•lousˈkrɛdʒ ə ləs(adj.)

  1. willing to believe or trust too readily; gullible.

  2. marked by or arising from credulity:

    a credulous rumor.

Origin of credulous:

1570–80; < L crēdulus=crēd(ere) to believe +-ulus-ulous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. credulous(adj)

    disposed to believe on little evidence

    "the gimmick would convince none but the most credulous"

  2. credulous(adj)

    showing a lack of judgment or experience

    "so credulous he believes everything he reads"


  1. credulous(Adjective)

    Excessively ready to believe things; gullible.

  2. Origin: Originated in 1576, from credulus, from credo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Credulous(adj)

    apt to believe on slight evidence; easily imposed upon; unsuspecting

  2. Credulous(adj)

    believed too readily

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believing too easily.

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