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Meaning of INCREDULOUS

Pronunciation:  in'krejulus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving
 

INCREDULOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: disbelieving, distrustful, sceptical, skeptical, unbelieving
 
 Antonyms: credulous
 
 See Also: incredible, unbelievable

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*cred"u*lous\ (?; 135), a. [L. incredulus. See
{In-} not, and {Credulous}.]
1. Not credulous; indisposed to admit or accept that which is
   related as true, skeptical; unbelieving. --Bacon.

         A fantastical incredulous fool.       --Bp. Wilkins.

2. Indicating, or caused by, disbelief or incredulity. ``An
   incredulous smile.'' --Longfellow.

3. Incredible; not easy to be believed. [R.] --Shak.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: agnostic, cautious, creedless, disbelieving, disinclined to believe, disposed to doubt, distrustful, doubtful, doubting, dubious, faithless, guarded, hard of belief, heretical, hesitant, Humean, impervious to persuasion, inconvincible, irreligious, leery, minimifidian, mistrustful, nonbelieving, nullifidian, Pyrrhonic, questioning, quizzical, repudiative, sceptical, shy of belief, skeptic, skeptical, suspecting, suspicious, unbelieving, uncertain, unconfident, unconverted, unconvinced, unconvincible, uncredulous, unpersuadable, unpersuasible, unsatisfied, unwilling to accept, wary, without faith
 

 

 

 

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