credulousness
noun see credulous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Credulousness — Cred u*lous*ness, n. Readiness to believe on slight evidence; credulity. [1913 Webster] Beyond all credulity is the credulousness of atheists. S. Clarke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • credulousness — index credulity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • credulousness — noun The characteristic or state of being credulous; credulity. Credulousness is always more harshly judged than incredulousness, though they are both merely different aspects of the same fundamental failing, namely, lack of true scepticism. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • credulousness — See credulously. * * * …   Universalium

  • credulousness — cred·u·lous·ness …   English syllables

  • credulousness — noun tendency to believe too readily and therefore to be easily deceived • Syn: ↑gullibility • Derivationally related forms: ↑gullible (for: ↑gullibility), ↑credulous • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • credulity — noun /kɹɪˈdjuːlɪti/ a) A willingness to believe in someone or something in the absence of reasonable proof; credulousness. Do you think Mr. Allworthy hath more contempt for money than other men because he professes more? Such credulity would… …   Wiktionary

  • gullibility — noun tendency to believe too readily and therefore to be easily deceived • Syn: ↑credulousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑gullible, ↑credulous (for: ↑credulousness) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • credulous — adjective Etymology: Latin credulus, from credere Date: 1576 1. ready to believe especially on slight or uncertain evidence < accused of swindling credulous investors > 2. proceeding from credulity < …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • natural — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French naturel, from Latin naturalis of nature, from natura nature Date: 14th century 1. based on an inherent sense of right and wrong < natural justice > 2. a. being in accordance with or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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