1. disposed to believe on little evidence
; - Example: "the gimmick would convince none but the most credulous"
2. showing a lack of judgment or experience
; - Example: "so credulous he believes everything he reads"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Credulous \Cred"u*lous\ (kr?d"?-l?s; 135), a. [L. credulus, fr.
credere. See Creed.]
1. Apt to believe on slight evidence; easily imposed upon;
Eve, our credulous mother. --Milton.
2. Believed too readily. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: disposed to believe on little evidence; "the gimmick
would convince none but the most credulous" [ant:
2: showing a lack of judgment or experience; "so credulous he
believes everything he reads"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
86 Moby Thesaurus words for "credulous":
accepting, apish, asinine, batty, befooled, beguiled, believing,
besotted, brainless, buffoonish, childlike, cockeyed, confiding,
crazy, daffy, daft, dazed, dependent, depending, dizzy, doting,
dumb, dupable, easily taken in, easy of belief, fatuitous, fatuous,
flaky, fond, fool, foolheaded, foolish, fuddled, futile, gaga,
goofy, green, guileless, gulled, gullible, idiotic, imbecile,
inane, inclined to believe, inept, inexperienced, infatuated,
innocent, insane, kooky, loony, mad, maudlin, moronic, naive,
nutty, overconfiding, overcredulous, overtrustful, overtrusting,
reliant, relying, sappy, screwy, senseless, sentimental, silly,
simple, stupid, superstitious, thoughtless, trustful, trusting,
trusty, uncritical, undoubting, unquestioning, unskeptical,
unsophisticated, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, unwary, wacky, wet,
without suspicion, witless