incredulous

[ in-krej-uh-luhs ]
/ ɪnˈkrɛdʒ ə ləs /

adjective

not credulous; disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical.
indicating or showing unbelief: an incredulous smile.

Nearby words

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

Origin of incredulous

From the Latin word incrēdulus, dating back to 1525–35. See in-3, credulous

Related formsin·cred·u·lous·ly, adverbin·cred·u·lous·ness, noun

Can be confusedincredible incredulous

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British Dictionary definitions for incredulous

incredulous

/ (ɪnˈkrɛdjʊləs) /

adjective

(often foll by of) not prepared or willing to believe (something); unbelieving
Derived Formsincredulously, adverbincredulousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for incredulous

incredulous

adj.

"unbelieving," 1570s, from Latin incredulus "unbelieving, incredulous," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + credulus (see credulous). Formerly also of religious beliefs. Related: Incredulously; incredulousness.

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