An example of credulous is a person who will believe anything.
- tending to believe too readily; easily convinced
- resulting from or indicating credulity
Origin of credulousClassical Latin credulus from credere: see creed
- Disposed to believe too readily; gullible.
- Arising from or characterized by credulity. See Usage Note at credible.
Origin of credulousFrom Latin crēdulus from crēdere to believe ; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more credulous, superlative most credulous)
Originated in 1576, from Latin crēdulus (“that easily believes a thing, credulous”), from crēdō (“to believe”).