Definition of incredulity in US English:

incredulity

noun

  • The state of being unwilling or unable to believe something.

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

incredulity

/ˌɪnkrəˈd(j)ulədi//ˌinkrəˈd(y)o͞olədē/