- noun /ˌɪn.kɹəˈdjuːl.ɪ.ti/a) Unwillingness or inability to believe; doubt about the truth or verisimilitude of something; disbelief.
Wide went her eyes in wonder and incredulity, as she beheld this seeming apparition risen from the dead.b) Religious disbelief, lack of faith.
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Incredulity — In cre*du li*ty, n. [L. incredulitas: cf. F. incr[ e]dulit[ e].] The state or quality of being incredulous; a withholding or refusal of belief; skepticism; unbelief; disbelief. [1913 Webster] Of every species of incredulity, religious unbelief is … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
incredulity — I noun amazement, denial, disbelief, discredit, distrust, distrustfulness, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, faithlessness, inability to accept, inability to believe, inconvincability, incredulousness, indisposition to admit,… … Law dictionary
incredulity — (n.) disbelieving frame of mind, early 15c., from M.Fr. incrédulité, from L. incredulitatem (nom. incredulitas), noun of quality from incredulus (see INCREDIBLE (Cf. incredible)) … Etymology dictionary
incredulity — disbelief, *unbelief Analogous words: doubt, dubiety, dubiosity, skepticism, *uncertainty Antonyms: credulity Contrasted words: certitude, *certainty, assurance, conviction: positiveness, cocksureness, sureness (see corresponding adjectives at… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
incredulity — [in΄krə do͞o′lə tē, in΄krədyo͞o′lə tē] n. [ME incredulite < OFr incrédulité < L incredulitas: see IN 2 & CREDULITY] unwillingness or inability to believe; doubt; skepticism SYN. UNBELIEF … English World dictionary
Incredulity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Incredulity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 incredulousness incredulousness incredulity Sgm: N 1 skepticism skepticism pyrrhonism| =>! Sgm: N 1 want of faith want of faith &c.(irreligion) 989 GRP: N 2 Sgm: N … English dictionary for students
incredulity — [[t]ɪ̱nkrɪdju͟ːlɪti, AM du͟ːl [/t]] N UNCOUNT If someone reacts with incredulity to something, they are unable to believe it because it is very surprising or shocking. The announcement has been met with incredulity... The Vicar looked at him with … English dictionary
incredulity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of belief Nouns 1. incredulity, incredulousness, skepticism; want of faith (see irreligion); doubt, distrust, suspicion, suspiciousness, scrupulosity, unbelief, disbelief; sophistication,… … English dictionary for students
incredulity — in|cre|du|li|ty [ˌınkrıˈdju:lıti US ˈdu: ] n [U] a feeling that you cannot believe something = ↑disbelief ▪ When she told her family she was gay, they reacted with a mixture of shock and incredulity … Dictionary of contemporary English
incredulity — noun (U) a feeling that you cannot believe something; disbelief: Matt s comment brought a look of complete incredulity to Jill s face … Longman dictionary of contemporary English