credulity

[ kruh-doo-li-tee, -dyoo- ]
/ krəˈdu lɪ ti, -ˈdyu- /

noun

willingness to believe or trust too readily, especially without proper or adequate evidence; gullibility.

Origin of credulity

1375–1425; late Middle English credulite < Latin crēdulitās. See credulous, -ity

Related forms

o·ver·cre·du·li·ty, noun
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credulity

/ (krɪˈdjuːlɪtɪ) /

noun

disposition to believe something on little evidence; gullibility

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