I adjective disposed to doubt, distrustful, doubtful, doubting, dubious, hard to convince, incredulus, indisposed to believe, mistrustful, questioning, skeptical, slow to believe, suspecting, suspicious, unbelieving, unconvinced, untrusting, unwilling to accept, without belief, without faith, wondering II index inconvincible, skeptical

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  • Incredulous — In*cred u*lous (?; 135), a. [L. incredulus. See {In } not, and {Credulous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not credulous; indisposed to admit or accept that which is related as true, skeptical; unbelieving. Bacon. [1913 Webster] A fantastical incredulous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incredulous — (adj.) unbelieving, 1570s, from L. incredulus unbelieving, incredulous, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + credulus (see CREDULOUS (Cf. credulous)). Formerly also of religious beliefs. Related: Incredulously; incredulousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • incredulous — [in krej′oo ləs] adj. [L incredulus: see IN 2 & CREDULOUS] 1. unwilling or unable to believe; doubting; skeptical 2. showing doubt or disbelief [an incredulous look] incredulously adv …   English World dictionary

  • incredulous — [adj] unbelieving disbelieving, distrustful, doubtful, doubting, dubious, hesitant, mistrustful, questioning, quizzical, show me*, skeptical, suspect, suspicious, uncertain, unconvinced, unsatisfied, wary; concepts 403,529 Ant. believing,… …   New thesaurus

  • incredulous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unwilling or unable to believe. DERIVATIVES incredulity noun incredulously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • incredulous — in|cred|u|lous [ınˈkredjuləs US dʒə ] adj unable or unwilling to believe something ▪ You sold the car? she asked, incredulous. incredulous look/expression/voice etc ▪ She shot him an incredulous look. >incredulously adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • incredulous — [[t]ɪnkre̱ʤʊləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If someone is incredulous, they are unable to believe something because it is very surprising or shocking. He made you do it? Her voice was incredulous... There was a brief, incredulous silence. Derived words:… …   English dictionary

  • incredulous — adjective /ɪnˈkɹɛdjʊləs/ a) Skeptical, disbelieving, or unable to believe. Xodar listened in incredulous astonishment to my narration of the events which had transpired within the arena at the rites of Issus. b) Expressing or indicative of… …   Wiktionary

  • incredulous — adjective Etymology: Latin incredulus, from in + credulus credulous Date: 1579 1. unwilling to admit or accept what is offered as true ; not credulous ; skeptical 2. incredible 1 3. expressing incredulity < an incredulous stare > • incredulo …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • incredulous — incredulously, adv. incredulousness, n. /in krej euh leuhs/, adj. 1. not credulous; disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical. 2. indicating or showing unbelief: an incredulous smile. [1525 35; < L incredulus. See IN 3, CREDULOUS] Syn.… …   Universalium

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