willing to believe or trust too readily, especially without proper or adequate evidence; gullible.
marked by or arising from credulity: a credulous rumor.
Origin of credulous
1570–80; < Latin crēdulus, equivalent to crēd(ere) to believe + -ulus adj. suffix denoting a quality or tendency; see -ous
Synonyms for credulous
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Examples from the Web for overcredulous
Contemporary Examples of overcredulous
Mickey Kaus . . . er, well, takes the mickey out of overcredulous supporters of EMR.The (So Far) Failed Promise of Electronic Medical Records
January 21, 2013
tending to believe something on little evidence
arising from or characterized by credulitycredulous beliefs
Word Origin for credulous
C16: from Latin crēdulus, from crēdere to believe
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1570s, from Latin credulus "that easily believes, trustful," from credere "to believe" (see credo). Related: Credulously; credulousness.
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