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incredulous

[ in-krej-uh-luhs ]
/ ɪnˈkrɛdʒ ə ləs /
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adjective
not credulous; disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical
indicating or showing unbelief: an incredulous smile.
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Origin of incredulous

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

synonym study for incredulous

See doubtful.

OTHER WORDS FROM incredulous

in·cred·u·lous·ly, adverbin·cred·u·lous·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH incredulous

incredible, 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 forms of incredulous

incredulously, adverbincredulousness, noun
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