credulous

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Originated in 1576, from Latin crēdulus (that easily believes a thing, credulous), from crēdō (to believe).

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credulous (comparative more credulous, superlative most credulous)

  1. Excessively ready to believe things; gullible.
    • 1934 George Orwell, Burmese Days:
      "The doctor was a small, black, plump man with fuzzy hair and round, credulous eyes."
  2. (obsolete) Believed too readily.

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