- willing to believe or trust too readily, especially without proper or adequate evidence; gullible.
- marked by or arising from credulity: a credulous rumor.
Origin of credulous
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Examples from the Web for credulous
But instead of fighting the trend, too many of us simply capitulate—lazy, credulous fools that we are.Walmart Lifts Black Friday’s Curse
November 26, 2014
It is bad enough when credulous but healthy people buy worthless cleanse kits and eat too much kale.FDA Moves to Crack Down on Quack Autism ‘Cures’
April 29, 2014
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
January 28, 2013
I am increasingly convinced that liberals are repeating the mistakes made by credulous Bush-era conservatives.The Left's Worst Enemy
December 16, 2009
We cynically reject any attempt at sincerity nowadays, but when it comes to the past we are as credulous as little children.Why the World Trusted Walter
July 19, 2009
She smiled the credulous smile of ignorant innocence and pulled the gate open.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
As for the necklace, I will pay for it myself, and so pay for my credulous folly.
The spy was devout to the point of bigoted, credulous superstition.
Madame de Montespan was as credulous as only the very devout can be.
Then, sternly: "Think you I came here to play the credulous husband?"
- tending to believe something on little evidence
- arising from or characterized by credulitycredulous beliefs
Word Origin and History for credulous
1570s, from Latin credulus "that easily believes, trustful," from credere "to believe" (see credo). Related: Credulously; credulousness.