credulity

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The quality of being credible or worthy of belief; credence

As Challenger spoke of his pterodactyl I glanced at Professor Summerlee, and for the first time I seemed to see some signs of a dawning credulity and repentance. There was no sneer upon his thin lips, but, on the contrary, a gray, drawn look of excitement and amazement. Challenger saw it, too, and reveled in the first taste of victory.

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 better become one of us weak women, than that wise sex which heaven hath formed for politicians. Indeed, brother, you would make a fine plenipo to negotiate with the French.

{n} easiness of belief
{i} naivete, gullibility, tendency to believe too readily
A willingness to believe in someone or something in the absence of reasonable proof
Credulity is a willingness to believe that something is real or true. The plot does stretch credulity. willingness or ability to believe that something is true
tendency to believe readily
Readiness of belief; a disposition to believe on slight evidence
credulity

    Silbentrennung

    cre·du·li·ty

    Türkische aussprache

    krîdulıti

    Antonyme

    incredulity

    Aussprache

    /krəˈdo͞olətē/ /krɪˈduːlətiː/

    Etymologie

    [ kri-'dü-l&-tE, -'dy&u ] (noun.) 15th century. From French credulité, or directly from Latin crēdulitās.

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