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People in great institutions are occasionally credulous.
Malcolm Gladwell

Meaning of "credulous" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CREDULOUS

From Latin crēdulus, from crēdere to believe.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CREDULOUS

credulous  [ˈkrɛdjʊləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CREDULOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Credulous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CREDULOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Credulity

Credulity is a state of willingness to believe in one or many people or things in the absence of reasonable proof or knowledge. Credulity is not simply belief in something that may be false. The subject of the belief may even be correct, but a credulous person will believe it without good evidence.

Definition of credulous in the English dictionary

The definition of credulous in the dictionary is tending to believe something on little evidence. Other definition of credulous is arising from or characterized by credulity.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CREDULOUS


acidulous
əˈsɪdjʊləs
calculus
ˈkælkjʊləs
cumulus
ˈkjuːmjʊləs
fabulous
ˈfæbjʊləs
filipendulous
ˌfɪlɪˈpendjʊləs
glandulous
ˈɡlændjʊləs
incredulous
ɪnˈkrɛdjʊləs
iracundulous
ˌaɪərəˈkʌndjʊləs
meticulous
mɪˈtɪkjʊləs
miraculous
mɪˈrækjʊləs
modulus
ˈmɒdjʊləs
nodulous
ˈnɒdjʊləs
oculus
ˈɒkjʊləs
pendulous
ˈpɛndjʊləs
populous
ˈpɒpjʊləs
ridiculous
rɪˈdɪkjʊləs
sedulous
ˈsɛdjʊləs
stimulus
ˈstɪmjʊləs
stridulous
ˈstrɪdjʊləs
undulous
ˈʌndjʊləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CREDULOUS

credit terms
credit titles
credit transfer
credit union
credit-crunched
credit-reference agency
creditability
creditable
creditableness
creditably
creditless
creditor
creditor nation
credits
creditworthiness
creditworthy
credo
credulity
credulously
credulousness

WORDS THAT END LIKE CREDULOUS

antituberculous
bibulous
calculous
cellulous
crapulous
cumulous
edentulous
emulous
fantabulous
fistulous
garrulous
ghetto fabulous
jealous
nebulous
overscrupulous
querulous
scrofulous
scrupulous
tremulous
tuberculous
unscrupulous

Synonyms and antonyms of credulous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CREDULOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «credulous» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of credulous

Translation of «credulous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CREDULOUS

Find out the translation of credulous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of credulous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «credulous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

轻信
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

crédulos
570 millions of speakers

English

credulous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विश्रंभी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ساذج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

доверчив
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

crédulo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিশ্বাসপ্রবণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

crédule
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kredibel
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

leichtgläubig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

だまされやすい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

속는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dipercaya
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hay tin
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எளிதில் எதையும் நம்புகிற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विश्वासघातकी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

saf
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

credulo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

łatwowierny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

довірливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

credul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εύπιστους
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

goedgelowige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

godtrogen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

godtroende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of credulous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CREDULOUS»

The term «credulous» is normally little used and occupies the 114.886 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CREDULOUS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «credulous» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «credulous» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about credulous

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5 QUOTES WITH «CREDULOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word credulous.
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Alexander Chase
The most imaginative people are the most credulous, for them everything is possible.
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William Kingdon Clifford
The danger to society is not merely that it should believe wrong things, though that is great enough; but that it should become credulous, and lose the habit of testing things and inquiring into them; for then it must sink back into savagery.
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William Kingdon Clifford
The harm which is done by credulity in a man is not confined to the fostering of a credulous character in others, and consequent support of false beliefs.
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Malcolm Gladwell
People in great institutions are occasionally credulous.
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Alexander Pope
The most positive men are the most credulous.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CREDULOUS»

Discover the use of credulous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to credulous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Credulous
My Artist name is Edith Stein Zelig, I'm the Author of the published poetry book, titled; "Gallant Poetry" I also published the correspondence book, Titled: "Indispensable" subtitle; Correlating Correspondence and a story book for children, ...
Edith Stein Zelig, 2005
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Psychology and Sport
Sport and personality research Credulous-sceptical argument Some psychologists believe that personality tests are very useful tools as predictors of sports behaviour, whilst others believe them to be useless. Morgan (1979) presented this ...
Sally Gadsdon, 2001
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The Debauchee Or the Credulous Cuckold
Ale. Because I am kind to your Lord, you imagin I must be so to you? but I wou'd have you to know I am none of those: I am not faln from his favor yet, or if I were, I shou'd not fall to Pages--there be more Lords.
Aphra Behn, 2004
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Computational Models of Argument: Proceedings of COMMA 2006
Combining. sceptical. epistemic. reasoning. with. credulous. practical. reasoning. Henry Prakken Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Faculty of Science. Universiteit Utrecht & Faculty of Law, University ofGmningen.
Paul E. Dunne, Trevor J. M. Bench-Capon, 2006
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Godey's Magazine
Mr. Credulous wants me to marry him. Mattie. The old horror f And Mr. Frank ? Fannie. Forbids Aim the house. O Mattie ! Mattie ! just relink of being Mrs. Credulous ! Why, my guardian has a new hobby every hour. Mattie. . Mineralogy, bugology ...
Louis Antoine Godey, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, 1861
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KI 2001: Advances in Artificial Intelligence: Joint ...
A credulous inference with respect to an epistemic state is defined by assuming that we can reasonably infer (or explain) conclusions that are supported by at least one preferred admissible state consistent with the facts. In other words, A will ...
Franz Baader, Gerhard Brewka, Thomas Eiter, 2001
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Discourse Markers in Early Modern English
(137) Sir Credulous What did he say to her? Agnes Sir Credulous Agnes Sir Credulous Agnes Sir Credulous Agnes Sir Credulous Agnes Sir Credulous Agnes Sir Credulous Agnes Sir Credulous Agnes Sir Credulous Agnes Sir Credulous ...
Ursula Lutzky, 2012
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A select collection of old plays [ed. by R. Dodsley].
Credulous. Does he not so ? nor I. I'll light tobacco With my sum-totals ; my debt- books shall sole 77 Pies at young Andrew's wedding ; cry-you-mercy, I would say , gentlemen, the Great Turk's wedding. My deeds shall be slic'd out in taylor's ...
Select collection, John Payne Collier, Isaac Reed, 1826
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The Covent Garden Magazine Or the Amorous Repository: ...
We are then presented with Credulous and his wife in a family quarrel about the superiority of each other's wisdom ; a servant comes on with a letter, which the Justice, from over- caution, wont receive; his wife, however, accepts it, and reads it ...
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Inheritance, Defaults and the Lexicon
Definition 7 (Credulous Default Unification) The result of credulously adding the default information in G to the strict information in F is given by: F 11- G = {F Lt G' | G' Q G is maximal such that F LI G' is defined} First off, it should be noted that ...
Ted Briscoe, Ann Copestake, Valeria de Paiva, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CREDULOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term credulous is used in the context of the following news items.
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Reports of Possible Life on a Comet: Not So Much
Not surprisingly, the awful Daily Mail published a completely credulous article about this, as have several other venues, and the news is getting ... «Slate Magazine, Jul 15»
2
Rand Paul: “If we tax you at 50%, you are half slave, half free”
Democracy endures because voters are endlessly credulous. Imagine all the Dems having had an epiphany in the past few years that gays ... «AMERICAblog, Jul 15»
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Tomm Moore and Paul Young: making Song Of The Sea
... bit harder to swallow the Hercules, sword-and-sorcery stuff, because it seems impossible that an adult would be that credulous. But for a kid, ... «Den Of Geek, Jul 15»
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World View: China Announces 'Market Stabilization Fund' to Stem …
As Walter Begehot once observed: 'all people are most credulous when they are most happy.' As in recent months in China, people were ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
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Randy Alcorn: US Constitution Preferable to Scripture's Selective …
... is contradictory, credulous and confusing. It was filtered through at least three translations from its original Hebrew and Aramaic, and cobbled ... «Noozhawk, Jul 15»
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Art: Testing the truth of what we see
Indeed, the faker has no career without credulous experts, and seeking their validation seems part of the lure of the crime. Han van Meegeren ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»
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We'd dig ourselves a deep hole if we took politics out of planning
These are people who still believe in the power of advertising to bend credulous minds. There is a subway connecting Westminster and ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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What to do Monday: Taylor Swift sold out — so see a sitar superstar
... their first play, A Comedy of Errors, arguably the Bard's silliest and most accessible comedy, about two sets of credulous separated twins and ... «Ottawa Citizen, Jul 15»
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Jews Who Harass Christians? Not in Our Name
Credulous folk, they really do believe this was the location of the Last Supper. There is no end to the absurdity of what people of all faiths will ... «Algemeiner, Jul 15»
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I'm now convinced that Donald Trump will change the game for …
After all, Trump is a man who makes money by putting his name on things, and to do that, you need your name known, and the credulous ... «Quartz, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Credulous [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/credulous>. Apr 2020 ».
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