Definition of Incredulous

1. Adjective. Not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving.




Definition of Incredulous

1. a. Not credulous; indisposed to admit or accept that which is related as true, skeptical; unbelieving.

Definition of Incredulous

1. Adjective. Skeptical, disbelieving, or unable to believe. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

2. Adjective. Expressing or indicative of incredulity. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete except as nonstandard) Difficult to believe; incredible. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Incredulous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Incredulous

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increasing
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incredibleness
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incredulities
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incredulous (current term)
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Literary usage of Incredulous

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"What the commentators are chiefly concerned about is the use of incredulous where incred. ible is usual: so began the incredulous success story we all know ..."

2. British Synonymy: Or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in by Hester Lynch Piozzi (1794)
"... that he is an UNBELIEVING hearer of the word, not that he is an incredulous fellow; ... is moft properly called incredulous who ..."

3. The Golden Treasury by Francis Turner Palgrave (1902)
"A. O'Shaughnessy That only men incredulous of despair, I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless— Half-taught in anguish, through the midnight air, ..."

4. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"of them went away in terror; others, more incredulous, came to observe the phenomenon, and when they were unable to deny the flashing of the statue's eyes, ..."

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