incredulous incredulous  /ɪn ˈkrɛ dʒə ləs/


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


  1. I'm a bit incredulous that one would dare eat raw fish from the Han River.
  2. Told that the strangers are there to watch the moon black out the sun, some believers in the oasis town of Chinguettithe seventh holiest city of Islamare incredulous.
  3. His former boss, Jeffrey Skilling, who quit as Enron CEO last August, had no such hesitation, insisting to his incredulous interrogators that things had gone swimmingly on his watch.


  1. Belmont Stakes 2013 Video: Highlights, Analysis and Earnings for Every Horse

    The 2013 Belmont Stakes is in the books, and Palace Malice won it in dominating fashion. Palace Malice, led by Mike Smith and Todd Pletcher , started out near the front and overtook Frac Daddy and Oxbow using his speed. The horse held off Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow to win the 145th test of champions. It was Smith's second career Belmont win. The horse seemed pretty incredulous at his victory ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Basalt ex-police chief Roderick O’Connor didn’t want to leave

    Documents released by the town of Basalt on Tuesday as part of a court order show that ex-Police Chief Roderick O’Connor was incredulous that he was being ousted from his position and angry over what he felt was betrayal by town officials.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Aspen Times

  3. Roadblocks to reform by military

    Wednesday’s hearing into sexual assaults in the military showcased a dozen tone-deaf generals and admirals harping about chain of command while incredulous senators – Republicans and Democrats alike – tried to pry from them an admission of failure and a real reform plan....
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News


  1. "I think we have to hear what justifications there are for these kinds of doubts being cast and aspersions being cast on people that are trying to serve the public," he said. "I'm frankly incredulous by it. I expect a full and a detailed and...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Gordon Campbell Source: National Post

  2. "It's one of those games where you look at each other as a coaching staff and say, 'Go figure,"' Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "That your bench would come out and have that productive of a fourth quarter - it's incredulous really."
    on Dec 20, 2006 By: Phil Jackson Source: USA Today

  3. "Mr Carter looked shocked and said he had no idea sow stalls were widely used in New Zealand," Kedgley says. "I am incredulous that the minister, who has been chair of Parliament's agriculture select committee for three years, would not know...
    on May 17, 2009 By: Sue Kedgley Source: TVNZ

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