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kre juh luhs

  • a  disposed to believe on little evidence
    the gimmick would convince none but the most credulous
  • s  showing a lack of judgment or experience
    so credulous he believes everything he reads

  • The fund injection gimmick would convince none but the most credulous.
  • The credulous who saw the blood flowing from Padre Pio's hands, feet and side cried, "It is the stigmata!" And the monk's fame began to spread.
  • In credulous themselves, and greatly disturbed by the experience, they preferred for a long time not to talk about it.
Quotes

  • Johannes Heesters in Washington Post
    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."
  • Martin Peretz in Jewish Telegraphic Agency
    As Marty Peretz wrote in the New Republic, "Mitchell is a bit too credulous," or easily deceived.
  • Jonathan Cook in Center for Research on Globalization
    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... Stanley Fish http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Fish&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGmQIDc8z-PMvd8x2awh5ayxDRZ-Q Oregon Daily Emerald http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.dailyemerald.com/news/2009/05/08/Opinion/Meet-In.The.Middle-3738875.shtml&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFCOuC_zyWSv3q527RHvCE28of-Jg May 7, 2009 23433 31375 credulously The Nazareth-based British writer and journalist, Jonathan Cook wrote that the BBC credulously reports preposterous arguments seeking to exonerate the Israeli army of responsibility for the shelling of the beach in Gaza that killed a Palestinian...

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