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incredulity Explained

incredulity at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


incredulity at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] a feeling that you cannot believe something// disbelief// --When she told her family she was gay, they reacted with a mixture of shock and incredulity.//

incredulity at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

21 Moby Thesaurus words for "incredulity":
Humism, Pyrrhonism, agnosticism, atheism, denial, disbelief,
discredit, doubt, heresy, inability to believe, infidelity,
minimifidianism, misbelief, nonbelief, nullifidianism, rejection,
scoffing, skepticism, unbelief, unbelievingness, unfaith

incredulity at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Disbelief): disbelief, doubt, dissent, uncertainty, skepticism, misgiving, distrust, mistrust, cynicism, suspicion, scruple, incredulity.

[N] (Incredulity): incredulity, skepticism, want of faith, irreligion, suspiciousness, suspicion, cynicism, unbeliever, miscreant.

[N] (Irreligion): , godlessness, disbelief, incredulity, atheism, agnosticism, materialism, positivism, nihilism, infidelity.

Incredulity at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Incredulity \In`cre*du"li*ty\, n. [L. incredu?itas: cf. F.
The state or quality of being i?credulous; a withholding or
refusal of belief; skepticism; unbelief; disbelief.

Of every species of incredulity, religious unbelief is
the most irrational. --Buckminster.

incredulity at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : doubt about the truth of something [syn: {disbelief}, {skepticism},
{mental rejection}]

incredulity at English (WD) Of Explained:



Attested since 1430. From Inter: etyl » fro|en Inter: term » incredulité|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » incredulitas|lang=la, from Inter: term » incredulus||unbelieving|lang=la + Inter: term » -itas||-ity|lang=la


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˌɪn.kɹəˈdjuːl.ɪ.ti/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /\@"djuLl.I.ti/


Inter: en-noun » -
  • Unwillingness or inability to believe; doubt about the truth or verisimilitude of something; disbelief.
    1. 1916, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar, ch. 24:
    2. : Wide went her eyes in wonder and incredulity, as she beheld this seeming apparition risen from the dead.
    3. Inter: rar » e Religious disbelief, lack of faith.


      * incredulousness


      * credulity

      Related terms

      * incredibility

  • incredulous


    Inter: trans-top » unwillingness to believe; doubt about the truth of something
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|ongeloof|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|epäusko, Inter: t+ » fi|epäilys
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|incrédulité
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Ungläubigkeit|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|incredulitate|f, Inter: t+ » ro|scepticism|n
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|incredulidad|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|misstrogenhet|c

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » religious disbelief
    • Dutch: ongelovigheid
    • French: incrédulité
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Ungläubigkeit|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|necredință|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|incredulidad|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » incredulity
    Translation: el » incredulity
    Translation: fr » incredulity
    Translation: ko » incredulity
    Translation: io » incredulity
    Translation: lt » incredulity
    Translation: ml » incredulity
    Translation: my » incredulity
    Translation: pl » incredulity
    Translation: pt » incredulity
    Translation: ro » incredulity
    Translation: ru » incredulity
    Translation: ta » incredulity
    Translation: te » incredulity
    Translation: vi » incredulity
    Translation: zh » incredulity