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Word of the Day 05/21/20 Credulous

Credulous (adjective)
credulous [ krej-uh-luhs ]


adjective
1. willing to believe or trust too readily, especially without proper or adequate evidence; gullible.
2. marked by or arising from credulity: a credulous rumor.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH CREDULOUS
credible

OTHER WORDS FROM CREDULOUS
cred·u·lous·ly, adverb
cred·u·lous·ness, noun
non·cred·u·lous, adjective
non·cred·u·lous·ly, adverb
non·cred·u·lous·ness, noun
o·ver·cred·u·lous, adjective
o·ver·cred·u·lous·ly, adverb
o·ver·cred·u·lous·ness, noun
un·cred·u·lous, adjective
un·cred·u·lous·ly, adverb
un·cred·u·lous·ness, noun

WORDS RELATED TO CREDULOUS
believing, green, simple, trusting, uncritical, unsophisticated, unsuspecting, unwary, dupable, unquestioning, accepting, trustful

SYNONYMS FOR CREDULOUS
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1. believing, trustful, unsuspecting.

Origin: 1570–80; < Latin crēdulus, equivalent to crēd(ere) to believe + -ulus adj. suffix denoting a quality or tendency; see -ous

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