credulitynoun [ U ]uk /krəˈdʒuː.lə.ti/ us /krəˈduː.lə.t̬i/ also credulousness, formal
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
- are my eyes deceiving me? idiom
- as if! idiom
- believe sth when you see it idiom
- I'll eat my hat idiom
- in your dreams! idiom
- is he/she for real? idiom
- since when idiom
- take sth with a pinch of salt idiom
- tell me another one! idiom
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.