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[mass noun] A tendency to be too ready to believe that something is real or true.‘moneylenders prey upon their credulity and inexperience’
gullibility, gullibleness, credulousness, naivety, naiveness, blind faith, trustfulness, over-trustfulness, lack of suspicion, innocence, ingenuousness, unworldliness, lack of experience, lack of sophistication, guilelessness, greenness, callowness, childlikeness, simpleness, simplicity, ignoranceView synonyms
- ‘Those were dear good people but they must have carried simplicity and credulity to the limit.’
- ‘Celebrity endorsements of good causes are sometimes characterised by both ignorance and credulity.’
- ‘It strains credulity to believe that these guys were doing this from any altruistic motive.’
- ‘All that said, the prosecution's version of events seems to stretch credulity.’
- ‘At one extreme, it is used to represent the unswerving conviction and absolute credulity of the true believer.’
- ‘The truth is a tale of invented history and human credulity.’
- ‘By the end of the book, readers will have encountered many illustrations of the incredible credulity and cruelty that are among the most tragic of our species' traits.’
- ‘This stretches credulity well past breaking point.’
- ‘Nevertheless, the script as it stands strains credulity.’
- ‘The crime stands beyond credulity or forgiveness.’
- ‘You see, citizens had been pushed to such extremes of cynicism that this latest transparent assault on their credulity was enough to break them.’
- ‘It would really stretch credulity to suggest that it could.’
- ‘Promising to abolish it would have stretched credulity too far.’
- ‘When fictional characters conquer our credulity to this extent, the likelihood is that they stand for some big idea that might, we think, make the world a better place.’
- ‘The amazing credulity of the customers didn't just apply to the product itself, but to the company.’
- ‘Questions of seeing, believing, and credulity are explored in all of the essays and projects in this issue.’
- ‘As students of urban folklore know, legends are perpetuated for reasons other than simple credulity.’
- ‘It would strain anyone's therapeutic credulity to believe that Audrey needed no further help.’
- ‘One is amazed at the extent of the media's ignorance and credulity.’
- ‘To hear him now blame others for their credulity is breathtaking.’
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