- willingness to believe or trust too readily, especially without proper or adequate evidence; gullibility.
Origin of credulity
Examples from the Web for credulity
However, the notion that nearly two-thirds of Iranians want another four years of Ahmadinejad strains any credulity.An Absurd Outcome
June 13, 2009
On the other hand, youth is often gifted with a credulity divine and unerring.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
But there was one statement that proved too much for their credulity.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
The fellow had practised upon my credulity to obtain my likeness for publication.The Bacillus of Beauty
But his serene confidence in his magic caught their credulity.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
It is a happiness which they who smile in scorn at their credulity can never enjoy.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
- disposition to believe something on little evidence; gullibility
Word Origin and History for credulity
early 15c., from Old French credulité (12c.), from Latin credulitatem (nominative credulitas) "easiness of belief, rash confidence," noun of quality from credulus (see credulous).