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incredulity (north) inability and unwillingness to believe.

When you have incredulity about something, you are unwilling or unable to believe it. If someone told you they could fly like a bird, you would look at them with incredulity; that is, you would look at them with disbelief. Your incredulity of something is your disbelief of it.

  • When her husband told Clara that he was going to divorce her, she stared at him with incredulity. Theirs had so far been a happy marriage and a divorce was the last thing she expected.
  • Try as he might Sam could not stop her incredulity about their daughter Annís having got hooked to drugs. Ann has been such a nice girl that her mother found it difficult to believe it.
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