Definition of incredulity in English:



  • [mass noun] The state of being unwilling or unable to believe something.

    ‘he stared down the street in incredulity’
    • ‘Athlete tests positive, athlete feigns disbelief and incredulity and throws questions in every direction.’
    • ‘Her expression is usually one of barely concealed incredulity.’
    • ‘A brief glimpse of his story and it is easy to understand his incredulity.’
    • ‘It provides the answer to a question they asked me with genuine incredulity.’
    • ‘This time, the looks Em and Mona exchanged were one and the same: utter incredulity.’
    • ‘The best way I can describe my reaction is some mix of puzzlement and incredulity.’
    • ‘We are excused by ignorance or incredulity no more than by neglect.’
    • ‘Even at the time this pledge was made, the reaction was one of scepticism and incredulity.’
    • ‘Unlike many Americans, whose immediate response was incredulity, he says he knew instinctively that it was a deliberate act.’
    • ‘I read five paragraphs with incredulity and mounting horror.’
    • ‘At present I mainly gaze upon it with a sense of incredulity and delight.’
    • ‘Then, to his horror, and no doubt incredulity, a dozen or so crabs appear and march toward him.’
    • ‘The idea was greeted with incredulity by people questioned by the Today programme near a crash hotspot in north London.’
    • ‘The incredulity displayed is akin to watching a piano-playing chicken bang out Rachmaninoff.’
    • ‘Mitchell returned my look of incredulity with one of her own.’
    • ‘Now, I'm sure that many readers' hair is standing on end with incredulity.’
    • ‘The press just gaped with their jaws open and tongue hanging out in utter incredulity.’
    • ‘Hawke persisted in it, despite a high level of incredulity, bordering on ridicule, in the media.’
    • ‘The expression on her face caught between amusement and utter incredulity.’
    • ‘When it is propagated by a petroleum company, suspicion turns to incredulity.’
    disbelief, incredulousness, lack of belief, unbelief, lack of credence, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, lack of conviction
    distrust, mistrust, suspicion, questioning, lack of trust, cynicism, scepticism, wariness, chariness
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