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Meaning of "incredulous" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INCREDULOUS

incredulous  [ɪnˈkrɛdjʊləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INCREDULOUS

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

WHAT DOES INCREDULOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of incredulous in the English dictionary

The definition of incredulous in the dictionary is not prepared or willing to believe ; unbelieving.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INCREDULOUS


acidulous
əˈsɪdjʊləs
calculus
ˈkælkjʊləs
credulous
ˈkrɛdjʊləs
cumulus
ˈkjuːmjʊləs
fabulous
ˈfæbjʊləs
filipendulous
ˌfɪlɪˈpendjʊləs
glandulous
ˈɡlændjʊləs
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 INCREDULOUS

increaser
increasing
increasingly
increate
increately
incredibility
incredible
incredibleness
incredibly
incredulity
incredulously
incredulousness
incremate
incremation
increment
incremental
incremental plotter
incremental recorder
incremental value
incrementalism

WORDS THAT END LIKE INCREDULOUS

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 incredulous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INCREDULOUS»

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

Translation of «incredulous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INCREDULOUS

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

Translator English - Chinese

不轻易相信的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

incrédulo
570 millions of speakers

English

incredulous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बदगुमान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مرتاب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

недоверчиво
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

incrédulo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিশ্বাসহীন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

incrédule
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak teragak-agak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ungläubig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

信じがたい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

못믿겠다는듯
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Incredulous
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không tin
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நம்பாத
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अविश्वसनीय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

inanmaz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

incredulo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niedowierzaniem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

недовірливо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

neîncrezător
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δύσπιστος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ongelowige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

incredulous
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vantro
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of incredulous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INCREDULOUS»

The term «incredulous» is regularly used and occupies the 78.800 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INCREDULOUS» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INCREDULOUS»

Discover the use of incredulous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to incredulous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Reading Teacher's Word-a-Day: 180 Ready-to-Use Lessons ...
(-ial related to) incredulous – not believable, beyond belief: “His tall stories are simply incredulous.” (in- not) incredible – same meaning as incredulous. discredit – not to believe, to destroy confidence, to lose respect: “The findings of the report  ...
Edward B. Fry, Ph.D., 2008
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The lexicon French grammar
Incredulous as, or as incredulous as men may be... Though men be ever so incredulous... How incredulous soever men may be... Let men be ever so incredulous... Observe. — That qnelque requires the adverb or adjective to SYNTAX ...
Saint Ange Siméon, 1853
3
A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage
incuria 435 incredible; incredulous. Incredible = not believable. E.g., "We find incredible the testimony that the lawn mower slid laterally five to six feet across the grass on flat ground."/ "Sources of information are sometimes given because  ...
Bryan A. Garner, 2001
4
Heinemann English Dictionary
I | I The words incredible and I * I incredulous have related but separate meanings: incredible describes something which cannot be believed, as in an incredible story, while incredulous describes someone who cannot believe something, as in ...
‎2001
5
The Facts on File Guide to Good Writing
Inapt means “not suitable” (an inapt suggestion), whereas inept is usually employed to mean “incompetent” (an inept commander of troops). incredible/ incredulous The adjectives incredible and incredulous are related in meaning but are not ...
Martin H. Manser, 2009
6
Another Day in Cubicle Paradise
OIL BERT, I'D LIKE YOU TO MEET INCREDULOUS ED. NO MATTER WHAT QUESTION YOU ASK HIM, HE'LL REACT AS IF YOU'RE INVENTING WORDS. DO YOU HAVE A FAMILY? DO I HAVE A INCREDULOUS ED ED, DO YOU HAVE ...
Scott Adams, 2002
7
Superstition in All Ages
Religious principles are always put aside when they are opposed to ardent desires; without being incredulous, they act as if they believed nothing. We risk being deceived when we judge the opinions of men by their conduct or their conduct by ...
Jean Meslier, 1972
8
The deist; or, Moral philsopher: Being an impartial inquiry ...
The motives, then, for incredulity, as in my case, are infinite, and I do not know that I am either more just or more depraved than other men, but I am confident I entertain no persecuting spirit. The incredulous who reflect, perceive, that without  ...
‎1819
9
Barron's PSAT/NMSQT: PSAT/National Merit Scholarship ...
Although the suspect resolutely maintained his innocence, the jury found his story entirely incredulous. (A) the jury found his story entirely incredulous (B) the jury found his entire story incredulous (C) his story was found by the jury to be ...
Sharon Weiner Green, Ira K. Wolf, Ph.D., 2006
10
Barron's SAT
The movie's unlikely happy ending came to pass as the result of an incredulous series of lucky accidents. (A) came to pass as the result of an incredulous series ( B) came past as the result of an incredulous series (C) came about through an ...
Sharon Green, Ira K. Wolf, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INCREDULOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term incredulous is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Chattanooga Shooting: Locals Attempt To Cope - Sky News
Local residents are genuinely shocked by what happened in their city but they are angry and incredulous too. Carol Hoskins came to place a ... «Sky News, Jul 15»
2
Northumbria Police force mocked online after issuing appeal for …
But after sharing the appeal on their official Facebook page, they faced a deluge of criticism from incredulous locals, who questioned why such ... «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
3
Big Brother Chloe Wilburn interview: 'I'm absolutely gobsmacked - it …
The lass from Doncaster pipped Joel Williams to the title, and seemed incredulous to have won the series. Chloe spoke to reporters this ... «Digital Spy UK, Jul 15»
4
Prince Philip: 90 of the Duke of Edinburgh's most excruciating gaffes …
The irony of a man whose entire lifestyle is funded by the public purse joking about “sponging” off others was not lost on incredulous members ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
5
Dave was an entrepreneurial horse - Forbes
Dave's friends, family, and bankers were incredulous. Why leave a successful and sure thing to make baskets? By the way, they knew Dave ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
6
Offline Dating actor Tom Greaves: "It's scary going up to people on …
says an incredulous girl sitting by the Regent's Canal. She has a boyfriend, so he asks her friend: “Are you single?” “Er yeah, but into girls,” she ... «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
7
Chart: A Guide to Every Disney Animation Sequel, Remake …
The Internet might want to scan this chart first and take a deep breath before getting too incredulous about the perhaps inevitable live-action ... «Cartoon Brew, Jul 15»
8
Sharp moments but also laughs in Stratford's Oedipus Rex: review …
... some are well-earned, like Kreon's incredulous reaction to Oedipus's paranoid accusations; others, like the previously mentioned tantrum, ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
9
CTrain equipment issue leads to commuter delays for second day in …
“It seems a little bit incredulous that there is no link,” Davies said. As a result, crews are putting together “a whole package” of inspections that ... «Calgary Herald, Jul 15»
10
School holidays in Surrey and Hampshire: Activity guide - Get …
The show, ideal for children aged 7 years old and over and their families, promises to leave audiences enchanted and incredulous. Tickets ... «gethampshire.co.uk, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Incredulous [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/incredulous>. May 2021 ».
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