What is another word for incredulous?

Pronunciation: [ɪnkɹˈɛdjʊləs] (IPA)

When you want to convey a sense of disbelief or doubt, you might use the word "incredulous". However, there are many synonyms you can use to add variety to your writing. For instance, you could choose words such as skeptical, dubious, mistrustful, disbelieving, or questioning. Alternatively, you might opt for words like doubtful, uncertain, hesitant, or wary. Each of these synonyms will give a slightly different tone to your writing, so think about your desired effect and choose the word that best fits the situation. By using synonyms for "incredulous", you can add depth and nuance to your writing.

Synonyms for Incredulous:

What are the hypernyms for Incredulous?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for incredulous?

Incredulous refers to someone who is skeptical, doubtful, or disbelieving. Antonyms for incredulous include words such as convinced, certain, and credulous. If you are convinced of something, it means you are absolutely sure that it is true. Similarly, being certain of something means having no doubt or uncertainty about it. If someone is credulous, it means they are inclined to believe in things easily or without hesitation. Other antonyms for incredulous include words such as trustworthy, believable, and reliable. These words describe situations or people that are trustworthy and credible, inspiring trust and faith in others.

Usage examples for Incredulous

Mary looked down at her work, an incredulous smile playing about her lips.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
I looked up amazed, incredulous.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
Half laughing, half incredulous, my friend offered her hand to their scrutiny.
"A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas"
Fanny Loviot

Famous quotes with Incredulous

  • Recently I was visited by a very good friend who had just returned from a long walk in the woods, and I asked her what she had observed. “Nothing in particular,” she replied. I might have been incredulous had I not been accustomed to such responses, for long ago I became convinced that the seeing see little. How was it possible, I asked myself, to walk for an hour through the woods and see nothing worthy of note? I who cannot see find hundreds of things to interest me through mere touch. I feel the delicate symmetry of a leaf. I pass my hands lovingly about the smooth skin of a silver birch, or the rough, shaggy bark of a pine. In spring I touch the branches of trees hopefully in search of a bud, the first sign of awakening Nature after her winter’s sleep. I feel the delightful, velvety texture of a flower, and discover its remarkable convolutions; and something of the miracle of Nature is revealed to me.
    Helen Keller
  • There is a common response from people when they hear that in the absence of evidence to convince me otherwise I don’t have any particular belief in ghosts, psychic powers or an afterlife. It normally runs something along the lines of ‘So you think we just live, die and ? Come on...’ There’s a clear implication there that this earthly life – the wonder of being human – is somehow worthless. That it’s cheap and disappointing enough to warrant that ‘just’ and the accompanying incredulous tone, which are usually reserved for sentences like ‘After all that it was just a little spider? Come on...’ I live, I am sure, in a fairly narrow band of life, and make an embarrassingly pitiful attempt to explore the world I find myself upon. I ache with guilt and conflict when I hear of people living as adventurers, abandoning mainstream lives and living each day with abandon. But I really hope I have a brighter vision for this life and a greater curiosity for its richness than one who can say, and mean, ‘You think we just live, die and ?’
    Derren Brown
  • If there be a doctrine that should win over the most incredulous by its charm and its beauty, it is that of the existence of spirit-protectors, or guardian-angels. To think that you have always near you beings who are superior to you, and who are always beside you to counsel you, to sustain you, to aid you in climbing the steep ascent of self-improvement, whose friendship is truer and more devoted than the most intimate union that you can contract upon the earth-is not such an idea most consoling? Those beings are near you by the command of God. It is He who has placed them beside you. They are there for love of Him, and they fulfil towards you a noble but laborious mission. They are with you wherever you may be; in the dungeon, in solitude, in the lazar-house, even in the haunts of debauchery. Nothing ever separates you from the friend whom you cannot see, but whose gentle impulsions are felt, and whose wise monitions are heard, in the innermost recesses of your heart.
    Allan Kardec
  • O'Neal had uttered three words: 'Conspiracy to murder.' The correct word for me to repeat in an incredulous tone of voice would have been 'murder'; a very small, and psychiatrically disturbed, section of the population might have opted for the 'to'; but the one word out of the three I most definitely should not have chosen to repeat was 'conspiracy'.
    Hugh Laurie
  • Yes, he said. I busted him and he busted me. That's fair, ain't it? The boy was still silent, calmly incredulous. No, Sylder went on, I ain't forgettin about jail. You think because he arrested me that throws it off again I reckon? I don't. It's his job. It's what he gets paid for. To arrest people that break the law. And I didn't jest break the law, I made a livin at it.
    Cormac McCarthy

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