- The tendency to believe too readily, especially without proper or adequate evidence.
- The state of being easily fooled or deceived.
- The willingness to accept as true or real without sufficient evidence.
Late 16th century: from latin credulitas, from credulus "easily believing", from credere "to believe".
- He was criticized for his credulity, he believed everything he was told.
- The email scam preyed on the credulity of the elderly.
- Many people were taken in by the scam because of their credulity.
- The speaker took advantage of the audience's credulity, making false claims.
- His credulity was his weakness, he always believed in everything he was told without questioning.