incredulous vs incredible : Common Errors in English

About incredulous vs incredible

“When Jessica said that my performance at the karaoke bar had been incredible, I was incredulous.” I hope Jessica was using “incredible” in the casual sense of “unbelievably good” but I knew I used “incredulous” to mean “unbelieving, skeptical,” which is the only standard usage for this word.

incredulous Meaning(s)

  • (a) not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving

incredible Meaning(s)

  • (a) beyond belief or understanding

incredulous in News

  1. Who do we trust with our secrets?

    I find it amazing that some Americans (along with other nationalities) find it incredulous that the U.S. government is monitoring telephone numbers and Internet addresses.
    on June 18, 2013 Source: Berkshire Eagle

  2. The fight of her life

    ‘I am past my expiration date,” says Valerie Harper, with a slightly incredulous smile. It’s a warm Tuesday in June. Harper, whom I have known since we were both soccer moms, is sitting in a cafe in Santa Monica, Calif., a few blocks from her home. She’s wearing...
    on June 16, 2013 Source: New York Post

  3. Don't Let The Band Names Scare You

    Wearing an incredulous grin and a skull-festooned T-shirt, Michael Gordon recalls the time he accidentally broke a dude's nose. It happened at last year's Las Vegas Death Fest, a multiday marathon of grisly, plasma-marinated metal that Gordon oversees
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

incredible in News

  1. Pilot gets incredible photo of 1 World Trade Center above the clouds

    NEW YORK (PIX11) –It’s the incredible image captured thousands of feet above Lower Manhattan that has gone viral. At first glance, it appears to be the top of a New York City high rise on a cloudy day but further …
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Q13 FOX Seattle

  2. Delta Airlines pilot captures incredible photo of 1 WTC above the clouds

    NEW YORK (PIX11) –It’s the incredible image captured thousands of feet above Lower Manhattan that has gone viral.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: WPIX 11 New York

  3. Incredible Hulk to leave Orange gym

    ORANGE - The Incredible Hulk is skipping town, about to trade in his boxing gloves for a library card.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Orange County Register

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