credulousness credulousness

Definition(s):

  • (n) tendency to believe too readily and therefore to be easily deceived

Usage(s):

  • They apparently existed only in the vast credulousness of some people like a Manhattan socialite named Dudley Pierrepont Gilbert, who had nothing better to do after he lost his .

News

  • Gene Lyons: ‘Make my day:’ True believers in a firearm fantasy

    Conceived in a dream of reason, what the Internet too often reveals is mass credulousness and fathomless irrationality. According to Salon’s Alex Seitz-Wald, a video depicting the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre as a government-sponsored hoax has drawn 8.5 million views on YouTube.
    on March 24, 2014     Source: The Daily Advance

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repudiate repudiate
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