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  • n. One who gets positive pleasure from belief and pain from doubt; one who collects beliefs not for utility but for glitter and whom, once he or she has embraced a belief, it takes something more than mere disproof to make to let go.
  • n. One who is especially gullible.


Coined by L. Sprague de Camp from Latin credo ("I believe") + -phile ("liker, lover"). (Wiktionary)


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