- cred·u·lous·ly, adverb
- cred·u·lous·ness, noun
- non·cred·u·lous, adjective
- non·cred·u·lous·ly, adverb
- non·cred·u·lous·ness, noun
- o·ver·cred·u·lous, adjective
- o·ver·cred·u·lous·ly, adverb
- o·ver·cred·u·lous·ness, noun
- un·cred·u·lous, adjective
- un·cred·u·lous·ly, adverb
- un·cred·u·lous·ness, noun
- credible, credulous
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How to use credulous in a sentence
A steady parade of other headlines, some more credulous than others, followed.The porcelain challenge didn’t need to be real to get views | Abby Ohlheiser | October 5, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
Jones made a career out of deception — hawking hoaxes and phony cures to the credulous for decades.
In the meantime, these propagandists profited as the harms from industries they were protecting were passed onto an unsuspecting and credulous public.
You’d have to be very credulous to believe that the unexpected triumphs of runners like Gebre and Tilahun weren’t at all a factor when NYRR decided to sever its elite men’s start from Wave 1.Should Road Races Separate the Pros from the Masses? | mmirhashem | November 17, 2021 | Outside Online
Now, intelligence officials and lawmakers are all but begging Americans to be less credulous with what they see and hear online amid new allegations that actors from Iran emailed individual voter-intimidation efforts.Iran behind supposed “Proud Boys” voter-intimidation emails, Feds allege | Kate Cox | October 22, 2020 | Ars Technica
But instead of fighting the trend, too many of us simply capitulate—lazy, credulous fools that we are.
It is bad enough when credulous but healthy people buy worthless cleanse kits and eat too much kale.
And another story today at the Jewish Press, under a credulous headline, admitted the story might not be right in its lede.How Israeli Government Officials Fueled A Conspiracy Website Story About Iran | Ali Gharib | January 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
No major right-wing media figures ever speak out against the widespread practice of constantly bilking credulous old people.
The two stories “were a little bit credulous about who this guy they had on the phone was.”
They emanated from a credulous and superstitious people in an unscientific age and country.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
Seriously, my dear Boulingrin, that there are moments when I wonder which of us two is the more credulous in respect of fairies.The Story Of The Duchess Of Cicogne And Of Monsieur De Boulingrin | Anatole France
Paterson buried his wife in that soil which, as he had assured his too credulous countrymen, exhaled health and vigour.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
It was once the fashion to speak of Herodotus as a credulous man, who embodied the most improbable though interesting stories.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
Others, more timid or less credulous, hesitated in believing those marvels.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue
British Dictionary definitions for credulous
tending to believe something on little evidence
arising from or characterized by credulity: credulous beliefs
- credulously, adverb
- credulousness, noun
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