[ in-krej-uh-luhs-lee ]

  1. in a way that indicates or shows disbelief:He looked incredulously at the lime jello embedded with tuna and mini marshmallows and asked, "Do people actually eat that?"

  2. to a degree that is very difficult to believe; incredibly: And then the defendant made a statement that was so incredulously stupid I had to laugh.

Origin of incredulously

First recorded in 1800–10; incredulous + -ly

usage note For incredulously

Are incredulously and incredibly synonyms? See incredibly.

Words Nearby incredulously Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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