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credulous

cred·u·lous

credulous

 
 
pronunciation:
kre j ls
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: disposed to believe, esp. on scanty evidence; gullible.
His credulous parents believed any story he made up about his whereabouts after school.Audiences were more credulous in the early days of the movies, and special effects did not have to be extremely realistic to wow viewers.
synonyms:
gullible
antonyms:
incredulous, skeptical
similar words:
believing, ingenuous, innocent, naive, soft, trustful, trusting, uncritical, unsophisticated, unsuspicious
definition 2: based upon or caused by gullibility.
These were credulous investments in doubtful businesses.
antonyms:
incredulous
similar words:
imprudent, naive, reckless, silly, thoughtless, unwise
derivations: credulously (adv.), credulousness (n.)
Word Parts
The word credulous contains the following parts:
cred, credit Latin root that means believe
-ulous Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, characterized by