WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
cred•u•lous /ˈkrɛdʒələs/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. willing to believe or trust too readily; gullible:He's so credulous that he will believe anything you say.
cre•du•li•ty /krɪˈdulɪti, -ˈdyu-/USA pronunciation  n.  [uncountable]
cred•u•lous•ly, adv. 
cred•u•lous•ness, n. [uncountable]See -cred-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
cred•u•lous  (krejə ləs),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. willing to believe or trust too readily, esp. without proper or adequate evidence;
    gullible.
  2. marked by or arising from credulity:a credulous rumor.
credu•lous•ly, adv. 
credu•lous•ness, n. 
  • Latin crēdulus, equivalent. to crēd(ere) to believe + -ulus adjective, adjectival suffix denoting a quality or tendency; see -ous
  • 1570–80
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged believing, trustful, unsuspecting.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

credulous /ˈkrɛdjʊləs/ adj
  1. tending to believe something on little evidence
  2. arising from or characterized by credulity: credulous beliefs
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin crēdulus, from crēdere to believe

ˈcredulously adv ˈcredulousness n



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