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incredulity

[ in-kri-doo-li-tee, -dyoo- ]
/ ˌɪn krɪˈdu lɪ ti, -ˈdyu- /
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noun

the quality or state of being incredulous; inability or unwillingness to believe.

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Origin of incredulity

1400–50; late Middle English incredulite<Latin incrēdulitās.See incredulous, -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for incredulity

incredulity
/ (ˌɪnkrɪˈdjuːlɪtɪ) /

noun

lack of belief; scepticism
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