Meaning of “credulity” in the English Dictionary

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"credulity" in British English

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credulitynoun [ U ]

uk /krəˈdʒuː.lə.ti/ us /krəˈduː.lə.t̬i/ also credulousness, formal

Examples from literature

  • And now the whole spectacular business was capped by a sensation so dramatic as to strain credulity to its limit. 
  • But it will need some telling, and perhaps credulity on the reader's part. 
  • Dazzled and bewildered, the heated senses were become the victims of their own credulity, the mind receiving back its own reactions. 
  • The subsequent history of the Parker case is a startling example of the credulity of the ordinary jury. 
  • The young man smiled at her credulity and enthusiasm. 

(Definition of “credulity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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