credulousness


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Synonyms for credulousness

tendency to believe too readily and therefore to be easily deceived

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Charlemont's and Castabella's passivity and credulousness are common to victims of the virtuoso villains of Renaissance drama.
Thus, if only to ridicule the credulousness of his protagonists and the cruelty of their noble hosts, Cervantes seems to revisit the controversial lead books in part two, chapter forty-one when Sancho peers down from Clavileno and compares the world to "un grano de mostaza" (2.
Naive' doesn't begin to describe the credulousness and sense of entitlement that has allowed actors, writers and directors to think they were helping themselves and the world by hanging around the Scientologists' 'Celebrity Centre,' taking 'upper level' courses and gossiping about who was about to be labeled a 'Suppressive Person' (bad guy).
One point in particular illustrates the casualness, one might say credulousness, of this portion of the Strasbourg Court's opinion.
There are a number of poems that are anti-progressive, that are saying that there's this foolish modern credulousness about amelioration, calling people to the classical, Epicurean truth about death, and the illusion of an afterlife (hence my reading Greenblatt).
But in this case, Thane Rosenbaum deserved our credulousness.
The second military adventure that Bivar describes shows the Portuguese forces again in disarray and also the credulousness of Paiva de Andrada.
To see the muhaddithun en masse as "forgers" and members of a massive conspiracy requires a degree of credulousness on the part of academic scholars that would have matched the credulousness Schacht attributed to Muslims.
It would take much more credulousness than I have available to be optimistic about the outcome of this latest experiment.
With few exceptions, all of the purported witnesses were treated with the same credulousness by the news media as Mindy Lawton.
Far from challenging prevailing negative stereotypes of old maidism, Miss Bates actually seems to embody many of them, such as garrulity, credulousness, nosiness, and affectation.
Credulousness of Satan, disbelief in God that humanity would be virtually damned, faithlessness, ingratitude, disobedience, gluttony, he for behaving uxoriously, she for not heeding her husband, both for not heeding their offspring, for not heeding the entire human race, parricide, theft, and plundering another, sacrilege, deceit, conspiring to gain Godhead, and an undeserved striving, pride, presumptuousness.
The book is packed with marvellous asides that add colour to an already kaleidoscopic cavalcade of crass credulousness, court drama and crookery.
And since he thinks religion is nothing more than stupidity, credulousness, and fear, he has little incentive to learn any more about Muslim believers than he does about Christians.