AskDefine | Define incredulity

Dictionary Definition

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

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English

Etymology

From Old French incredulité, which comes from Latin incredulitas

Noun

  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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