Credulity

Pronunciation: [ kruh-doo-li-tee ]


Definition: noun

willingness to believe or trust too readily, especially without proper or adequate evidence; gullibility

Origin: 1375–1425; late Middle English


Etymology: credulite, Latin crēdulitās


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • gullibility

  • naivety

Antonyms:

  • skeptic

Example:

She was known for her credulity, always believing whatever she heard.

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