credulous credulous  /ˈkrɛ dʒə ləs/


  1. (adj) disposed to believe on little evidence
  2. (adj) showing a lack of judgment or experience

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  • The fund injection gimmick would convince none but the most credulous.



  1. After the war "I was ashamed of myself and I still haven't stopped feeling this way," Heesters wrote in his autobiography. "I am angry with myself for being gullible, credulous and naive."
    on Feb 16, 2008 By: Johannes Heesters Source: Washington Post

  2. As Marty Peretz wrote in the New Republic, "Mitchell is a bit too credulous," or easily deceived.
    on Jan 26, 2009 By: Martin Peretz Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

  3. "Only by ignoring all this and much more can the claim of human progress at the end of history be maintained: 'If ever there was a pious myth and a piece of credulous superstition, it is the liberal-rationalist belief that, a few hiccups apart, we...
    on May 7, 2009 By: Stanley Fish Source: Oregon Daily Emerald

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