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Synonyms for credulous
ˈkrɛdʒ ə ləscred·u·lous

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Wiktionary

  1. credulousadjective

    Synonyms:
    naive, unworldly

    Antonyms:
    incredulous

  2. credulousadjective

    Excessively ready to believe things; gullible.

    Synonyms:
    naive, unworldly

    Antonyms:
    incredulous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. credulousadjective

    disposed to believe on little evidence

    "the gimmick would convince none but the most credulous"

    Antonyms:
    incredulous, skeptical, sophisticated, sceptical, unbelieving, disbelieving

  2. credulousadjective

    showing a lack of judgment or experience

    "so credulous he believes everything he reads"

    Antonyms:
    skeptical, unbelieving, sceptical, incredulous, sophisticated, disbelieving

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. credulousadjective

    Synonyms:
    unsuspecting, unsuspicious, easy of belief, easily duped

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. credulousadjective

    Synonyms:
    unsuspecting, gullible

    Antonyms:
    incredulous

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How to use credulous in a sentence?

  1. Carl Sagan:

    One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge -- even to ourselves -- that we've been so credulous. (So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new bamboozles rise.)

  2. Bertrand Russell:

    Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.

  3. Calvin Coolidge:

    When people are bewildered they tend to become credulous.

  4. Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays (1950), "Outline of Intellectual Rubbish":

    Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.


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