AskDefine | Define incredulity

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

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From Old French incredulité, which comes from Latin incredulitas


  1. Doubt about the truth of something; unwillingness to believe; disbelief.
    • 1916, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar, ch. 24,
      Wide went her eyes in wonder and incredulity, as she beheld this seeming apparition risen from the dead.
  2. Religious disbelief.


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doubt about the truth of something
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