incredulity

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

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. increaser,
  2. increasing,
  3. increasingly,
  4. increate,
  5. incredible,
  6. incredulous,
  7. increment,
  8. incremental,
  9. incremental plotter,
  10. incremental recorder

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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Word Origin and History for incredulity

incredulity

n.

"disbelieving frame of mind," early 15c., from Middle French incrédulité, from Latin incredulitatem (nominative incredulitas), noun of quality from incredulus (see incredible).

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