from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Disposed to believe too readily; gullible.
- adj. Arising from or characterized by credulity. See Usage Note at credible.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Excessively ready to believe things; gullible.
- adj. Believed too readily.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Apt to believe on slight evidence; easily imposed upon; unsuspecting.
- adj. Believed too readily.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by or exhibiting credulity; uncritical with regard to beliefs; easily deceived; gullible.
- Believed too readily.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing a lack of judgment or experience
- adj. disposed to believe on little evidence
He came down firmly against discrimination, attacking the notion of credulous sellers and conniving buyers.
Not being what is called a credulous person, Mademoiselle Marguerite was unable to believe it.
It is, in other words, a credulous hodge-podge of all the older witch and devil tales that could be packed into its duodecimo pages; tales made vivid by its startling frontispiece and the crude but awful woodcuts that adorn its text.
Yeah, because I don't buy into Dan Brownian theories -- such as they are -- I'm "credulous," and toeing the "party line."
"We added insulation and thermal windows" -- wow, how green! it's this kind of credulous hackery about money that got us into the real estate mess in the first place, so next time, how about some actual cost figures? and really are we to be smiling at this huge bubble and it's crash because it has this green-silver lining? are you out of your m.f. mind?
I'd sooner say it's "credulous" and "indulgent." posted by Eric 8: 47 PM |
On the other hand, Indians were accused of out-trading whites and using their 'immense wealth', as Lawley described it, to buy out the 'credulous' and 'ignorant Dutch farmer'.
The word believe is a problematic one today, in part because it has gradually changed its meaning from being the language of certainty so deep that I could give my heart to it, to the language of uncertainty so shallow that only the "credulous" would rely on it.
James T. Carlson is on a mission to educate and enlighten "credulous" Americans who accept the reality of UFOs.
I find it incredible that the NY Times is repeating Republican talking points about “questions” on Obama’s patriotism with the same kind of credulous naivete they repeated the swift-boat attacks on John Kerry, and the Bush Administration’s blithe pronouncements about Iraq and their lying denials that they had outed a spy to your own reporters!
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