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Synonyms for incredulity
ˌɪn krɪˈdu lɪ ti, -ˈdyu-in·creduli·ty

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  1. incredulitynoun

    Synonyms:
    incredulousness

    Antonyms:
    credulity

  2. incredulitynoun

    Unwillingness or inability to believe; doubt about the truth or verisimilitude of something; disbelief.

    Synonyms:
    incredulousness

    Antonyms:
    credulity

  3. incredulitynoun

    Religious disbelief, lack of faith.

    Synonyms:
    incredulousness

    Antonyms:
    credulity

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. incredulitynoun

    Doubt is a lack of conviction that may refer either to matters of belief or to matters of practise. As regards belief, while doubt is lack of conviction, disbelief is conviction, to the contrary; unbelief refers to a settled state of mind, generally accompanied with opposition of heart. Perplexity is active and painful; doubt may be quiescent. Perplexity presses toward a solution; doubt may be content to linger unresolved. Any improbable statement awakens incredulity. In theological usage unbelief and skepticism have a condemnatory force, as implying wilful rejection of manifest truth. As regards practical matters, uncertainty applies to the unknown or undecided; doubt implies some negative evidence. Suspense regards the future, and is eager and anxious; uncertainty may relate to any period, and be quite indifferent. Misgiving is ordinarily in regard to the outcome of something already done or decided; hesitation, indecision, and irresolution have reference to something that remains to be decided or done, and are due oftener to infirmity of will than to lack of knowledge. Distrust and suspicion apply especially to the motives, character, etc., of others, and are more decidedly adverse than doubt. Scruple relates to matters of conscience and duty.

    Synonyms:
    disbelief, distrust, doubt, doubt, hesitancy, hesitation, indecision, irresolution, misgiving, perplexity, question, scruple, skepticism, suspense, suspicion, unbelief, uncertainty

    Antonyms:
    assurance, belief, certainty, confidence, conviction, decision, determination, persuasion, resolution, resolve

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incredulity, disbelief, skepticism, mental rejectionnoun

    doubt about the truth of something

    Synonyms:
    unbelief, scepticism, disbelief, skepticism, mental rejection, agnosticism

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. incredulitynoun

    Synonyms:
    unbelief, disbelief, distrust, scepticism, want of belief

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "incredulity":

    disbelief

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How to use incredulity in a sentence?

  1. Matt Damon:

    During a recent interview, I recalled a discussion I had with my daughter where I attempted to contextualize for her the progress that has been made – though by no means completed – since I was growing up in Boston and, as a child, heard the word ‘f*g’ used on the street before I knew what it even referred to, i explained that that word was used constantly and casually and was even a line of dialogue in a movie of mine as recently as 2003; she in turn expressed incredulity that there could ever have been a time where that word was used unthinkingly.

  2. Clifford Bax:

    No one becomes forty without incredulity and a sense of outrage.

  3. Charles Dickens:

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all doing direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

  4. Charles Dickens:

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times it ws the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair we had everything before us, we had nothing before us we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way.

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