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A steady parade of other headlines, some more credulous than others, followed.

Jones made a career out of deception — hawking hoaxes and phony cures to the credulous for decades.

In the meantime, these propagandists profited as the harms from industries they were protecting were passed onto an unsuspecting and credulous public.

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You’d have to be very credulous to believe that the unexpected triumphs of runners like Gebre and Tilahun weren’t at all a factor when NYRR decided to sever its elite men’s start from Wave 1.

Now, intelligence officials and lawmakers are all but begging Americans to be less credulous with what they see and hear online amid new allegations that actors from Iran emailed individual voter-intimidation efforts.

But instead of fighting the trend, too many of us simply capitulate—lazy, credulous fools that we are.

It is bad enough when credulous but healthy people buy worthless cleanse kits and eat too much kale.

And another story today at the Jewish Press, under a credulous headline, admitted the story might not be right in its lede.

No major right-wing media figures ever speak out against the widespread practice of constantly bilking credulous old people.

The two stories “were a little bit credulous about who this guy they had on the phone was.”

They emanated from a credulous and superstitious people in an unscientific age and country.

Seriously, my dear Boulingrin, that there are moments when I wonder which of us two is the more credulous in respect of fairies.

Paterson buried his wife in that soil which, as he had assured his too credulous countrymen, exhaled health and vigour.

It was once the fashion to speak of Herodotus as a credulous man, who embodied the most improbable though interesting stories.

Others, more timid or less credulous, hesitated in believing those marvels.


On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to credulous, such as: accepting, believing, born yesterday, dupable, easy mark, and falling for.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.