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synonyms for credulous

  • accepting
  • believing
  • born yesterday
  • dupable
  • easy mark
  • falling for
  • green
  • overtrusting
  • simple
  • swallow whole
  • taken in
  • trustful
  • trusting
  • uncritical
  • unquestioning
  • unsophisticated
  • unsuspecting
  • unsuspicious
  • unwary
See also synonyms for: credulously / credulousness

antonyms for credulous

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  • skeptical
  • suspecting
  • suspicious
  • untrusting
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How to use credulous in a sentence

Jones made a career out of deception — hawking hoaxes and phony cures to the credulous for decades.
ALEX JONES GETS CAUGHT IN JUST THE RIGHT WAYMOLLY ROBERTSAUGUST 4, 2022WASHINGTON POST
In the meantime, these propagandists profited as the harms from industries they were protecting were passed onto an unsuspecting and credulous public.
CRITICAL RACE THEORY’S MERCHANTS OF DOUBTVICTOR RAYAUGUST 1, 2022TIME
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.
SHOULD ROAD RACES SEPARATE THE PROS FROM THE MASSES?MMIRHASHEMNOVEMBER 17, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
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.
IRAN BEHIND SUPPOSED “PROUD BOYS” VOTER-INTIMIDATION EMAILS, FEDS ALLEGEKATE COXOCTOBER 22, 2020ARS TECHNICA
They emanated from a credulous and superstitious people in an unscientific age and country.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Seriously, my dear Boulingrin, that there are moments when I wonder which of us two is the more credulous in respect of fairies.
THE STORY OF THE DUCHESS OF CICOGNE AND OF MONSIEUR DE BOULINGRINANATOLE FRANCE
Paterson buried his wife in that soil which, as he had assured his too credulous countrymen, exhaled health and vigour.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
It was once the fashion to speak of Herodotus as a credulous man, who embodied the most improbable though interesting stories.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
Others, more timid or less credulous, hesitated in believing those marvels.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
But an ignorant person is as obstinate in his contemptuous incredulity as he is unreasonably credulous.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
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WORDS RELATED TO CREDULOUS

  • artless
  • childish
  • credulous
  • guileless
  • immature
  • ingenuous
  • natural
  • simple
  • spontaneous
  • trustful
  • trusting
  • unaffected
  • unfeigned
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.