incredible / incredulous

incredible / incredulous
   Incredible means "astonishing or difficult to grasp": The incredible power of a tornado attracts storm chasers.
   Incredulous means "skeptical and disbelieving": She was incredulous about Fred's interpretation of the event.

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  • incredible, incredulous — Incredible means unbelievable ; incredulous means skeptical, unbelieving. The story Bill told us was incredible. The speaker s remarks left his audience incredulous …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • incredible / incredulous —    Incredible means astonishing or difficult to grasp : The incredible power of a tornado attracts storm chasers.    Incredulous means skeptical and disbelieving : She was incredulous about Fred s interpretation of the event …   Confused words

  • incredulous — See incredible, incredulous …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • incredible — See incredible, incredulous …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • Incredulous — In*cred u*lous (?; 135), a. [L. incredulus. See {In } not, and {Credulous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not credulous; indisposed to admit or accept that which is related as true, skeptical; unbelieving. Bacon. [1913 Webster] A fantastical incredulous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incredible — (adj.) early 15c., unbelievable, from L. incredibilis not to be believed, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + credibilis worthy of belief (see CREDIT (Cf. credit)). Used c.1400 in a now extinct sense of unbelieving, incredulous. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • incredulous — adjective Etymology: Latin incredulus, from in + credulus credulous Date: 1579 1. unwilling to admit or accept what is offered as true ; not credulous ; skeptical 2. incredible 1 3. expressing incredulity < an incredulous stare > • incredulo …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • incredulous — adjective Chung was incredulous when the congressman was not more forthcoming in his first broadcast interview about the case Syn: disbelieving, skeptical, unbelieving, distrustful, mistrustful, suspicious, doubtful, dubious, unconvinced; cynical …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • in|cred´i|bly — in|cred|i|ble «ihn KREHD uh buhl», adjective. hard to believe; seeming too extraordinary to be possible; beyond belief; unbelievable: »The hero fought with incredible bravery. Some old superstitions seem incredible to educated people. How has it… …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|cred´i|ble|ness — in|cred|i|ble «ihn KREHD uh buhl», adjective. hard to believe; seeming too extraordinary to be possible; beyond belief; unbelievable: »The hero fought with incredible bravery. Some old superstitions seem incredible to educated people. How has it… …   Useful english dictionary

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