Incredulity

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Incredulity->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ incredulousness
incredulousness
incredulity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ skepticism
skepticism
pyrrhonism|
=>!
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ want of faith
want of faith
&c.(irreligion) 989
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ suspiciousness
suspiciousness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ scrupulosity
scrupulosity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ suspicion
suspicion
&c.(unbelief) 485
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ unbeliever
unbeliever
skeptic
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ misbeliever
misbeliever
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ 1
???>1
pyrrhonist
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ heretic
heretic
&c.(heterodox) 984
PARAG:Incredulity->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be incredulous
be incredulous
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ distrust
distrust
&c.(disbelieve) 485
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ refuse to believe
refuse to believe
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ shut one's eyes to
shut one's eyes to
shut one's ears to
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ turn a deaf ear to
turn a deaf ear to
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ hold aloof
hold aloof
ignore
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PARAG:Incredulity->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ incredulous
incredulous
skeptical
unbelieving
inconvincible
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ hard of belief
hard of belief
shy of belief
disposed to doubt
indisposed to believe
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ suspicious
suspicious
scrupulous
distrustful

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  • Incredulity — In cre*du li*ty, n. [L. incredulitas: cf. F. incr[ e]dulit[ e].] The state or quality of being incredulous; a withholding or refusal of belief; skepticism; unbelief; disbelief. [1913 Webster] Of every species of incredulity, religious unbelief is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incredulity — I noun amazement, denial, disbelief, discredit, distrust, distrustfulness, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, faithlessness, inability to accept, inability to believe, inconvincability, incredulousness, indisposition to admit,… …   Law dictionary

  • incredulity — (n.) disbelieving frame of mind, early 15c., from M.Fr. incrédulité, from L. incredulitatem (nom. incredulitas), noun of quality from incredulus (see INCREDIBLE (Cf. incredible)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • incredulity — disbelief, *unbelief Analogous words: doubt, dubiety, dubiosity, skepticism, *uncertainty Antonyms: credulity Contrasted words: certitude, *certainty, assurance, conviction: positiveness, cocksureness, sureness (see corresponding adjectives at… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • incredulity — [in΄krə do͞o′lə tē, in΄krədyo͞o′lə tē] n. [ME incredulite < OFr incrédulité < L incredulitas: see IN 2 & CREDULITY] unwillingness or inability to believe; doubt; skepticism SYN. UNBELIEF …   English World dictionary

  • incredulity — [[t]ɪ̱nkrɪdju͟ːlɪti, AM du͟ːl [/t]] N UNCOUNT If someone reacts with incredulity to something, they are unable to believe it because it is very surprising or shocking. The announcement has been met with incredulity... The Vicar looked at him with …   English dictionary

  • incredulity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of belief Nouns 1. incredulity, incredulousness, skepticism; want of faith (see irreligion); doubt, distrust, suspicion, suspiciousness, scrupulosity, unbelief, disbelief; sophistication,… …   English dictionary for students

  • incredulity — noun /ˌɪn.kɹəˈdjuːl.ɪ.ti/ a) Unwillingness or inability to believe; doubt about the truth or verisimilitude of something; disbelief. Wide went her eyes in wonder and incredulity, as she beheld this seeming apparition risen from the dead. b)… …   Wiktionary

  • incredulity — in|cre|du|li|ty [ˌınkrıˈdju:lıti US ˈdu: ] n [U] a feeling that you cannot believe something = ↑disbelief ▪ When she told her family she was gay, they reacted with a mixture of shock and incredulity …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • incredulity — noun (U) a feeling that you cannot believe something; disbelief: Matt s comment brought a look of complete incredulity to Jill s face …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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