incredulity incredulity  /ˌɪn krə ˈdu lɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) doubt about the truth of something

Usage(s):

  1. There, it was greeted with incredulityand warnings of a backlash.
  2. She didn't know it at the time, but all around her, others were filled with the same reflexive incredulity.
  3. The reaction among the Swiss public to Gaddafi's idea of splitting up the country has been a mix of outrage and incredulity.

News

  • A Journalism Prize to an Enemy of the Press?

    The decision to award the National Journalism Prize to the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is being met with incredulity in the U.S. Latino media. Chavez, who died in March from cancer, was accused of persecuting the press during his...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New America Media

Quotes

  1. In A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens wrote, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light,...
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: Charles Dickens Source: Jakarta Post

  2. "People will look back at this period of City's history and probably view it with incredulity because of what's happened, the circumstances of it and everything we've had to go through," said Hughes. "But we've gone through the bad part....
    on Aug 31, 2009 By: Mark Hughes Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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