Incredulous meaning

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The definition of incredulous is feeling that something that is hard to believe.

An example of incredulous is someone’s reaction to winning the lottery.

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Skeptical; disbelieving.

Incredulous of stories about flying saucers.

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Expressive of disbelief.

An incredulous stare.

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Unwilling or unable to believe; doubting; skeptical.
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Showing doubt or disbelief.

An incredulous look.

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1984, Supreme Court of Illinois, opinion in People v Terrell, 459 N.E.2d 1337, quoted in David C. Brody, James R. Acker, and Wayne A. Logan, Criminal Law, Jones & Bartlett Publishers (2001), ISBN 0-8342-1083-5, page 564,

Faced with these facts, we find it incredulous that [the] defendant had any intent other than the armed robbery of the service station.

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Skeptical, disbelieving, or unable to believe. [from 16th c.]
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Expressing or indicative of incredulity. [from 17th c.]
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Origin of incredulous

  • From Latin incrēdulus in- not in–1 crēdulus believing credulous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin incredulus (“unbelieving”).

    From Wiktionary