credulity credulity  /krɪ ˈdu lə ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) tendency to believe readily

Usage(s):

  1. Beth's credulity made her an easy target for tricksters.
  2. It stretches credulity a little to think that a robbery of this kind could ever have happened without insider knowledge.

News

  • Awkward, This Is Not What Texts Look Like

    Last night's Awkward strained credulity on two fronts. One, there's just no way Jenna would cheat on Matty. (Who would cheat on that handsome doofus? No one.) But more egregiously, this is not what text messages look like.Come on, Awkward! You're on MTV! You're supposed to be hip and with ... More »
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Vulture

Quotes

  1. "It would be stretching credulity to suggest these conversations aren't happening in the Labour party because clearly they are," Purnell said in the Evening Standard newspaper Tuesday.
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: James Purnell Source: AFP

  2. "It stretches credulity for us to believe that you had no role in this," Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., told Geithner at one point during Wednesday's hearing. "You were the head of the Fed and didn't know anything about it? It just doesn't make...
    on Jan 27, 2010 By: Dan Burton Source: UPI.com

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