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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
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antonyms for credulous

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

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
If he were inclined to be credulous, this was second sight I had.
SENSE FROM THOUGHT DIVIDEMARK IRVIN CLIFTON
But poor James Carey, who had been credulous and weak, was made of other stuff.
A HOUSEFUL OF GIRLSSARAH TYTLER
The credulous simpleton already saw himself beheaded and wept in anticipation over the fate of his family.
THE REIGN OF GREEDJOSE RIZAL
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WORDS RELATED TO CREDULOUS

  • artless
  • childish
  • credulous
  • guileless
  • immature
  • ingenuous
  • natural
  • simple
  • spontaneous
  • trustful
  • trusting
  • unaffected
  • unfeigned
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