Meaning of “credulous” in the English Dictionary

"credulous" in British English

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credulousadjective

uk /ˈkredʒ.ə.ləs/ us /ˈkredʒ.ə.ləs/ formal
credulously
adverb uk /ˈkredʒ.ə.ləs.li/ us /ˈkredʒ.ə.ləs.li/

Examples from literature

  • I do not think I am a particularly credulous person, or one prone to indulge in easy enthusiasms, and I certainly don't believe in painting a fairy picture in glowing colours by way of being encouraging. 
  • She was gentle, simple, credulous, and not at all intriguing, and did not try to draw any benefit from a liaison which at best was only temporary. 
  • The credulous soldier and his equally simple sister believed this wonderful tale, and pressed their royal visitor to continue to receive their humble hospitality. 
  • This sudden revival of the dead may answer for the credulous lovers of marvels, but it would hardly do for a jury of twelve sober-minded and sworn men. 
  • Well, I must have a very benevolent face or a very credulous one! 

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