credulity

[ kruh-doo-li-tee ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

credulite, Latin crēdulitās

Synonyms

  • gullibility
  • naivety

Antonyms

  • skeptic

Definition

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

Example

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

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