- not credulous; disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical.
- indicating or showing unbelief: an incredulous smile.
Origin of incredulous
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Examples from the Web for incredulous
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Discussing the popular television program All in the Family, Nixon was incredulous at a positive portrayal of gay characters.Gay Men and the Presidents Who Loved Them
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On Wednesday, Republican Senator John McCain was incredulous about this decision.U.S. Waited Months to Send Ukraine Spare Tires
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The exclamation came from the girl in a note of incredulous astonishment.Within the Law
In the beginning it was incredulous about some of the details.
Wilson's voice showed that he was more than incredulous; he was profoundly moved.
Chip nodded, half suffocated with crowding, incredulous hopes.Chip, of the Flying U
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She saw the lift of her head, the incredulous, resentful look in her eyes.Her Father's Daughter
- (often foll by of) not prepared or willing to believe (something); unbelieving
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Word Origin and History for incredulous
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