(Adjectives). Believing, etc., impressed with, imbued with, wedded to, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, void of suspicion, etc., credulous 486, convinced, etc.
Believed, etc., credited, accredited, unsuspected, received, current, popular.
(Epithets). Firm, implicit, steadfast, fixed, rooted, deeprooted, staunch, unshaken, inveterate; calm, sober, dispassionate, impartial.
(Adverbs). In the opinion of, in the eyes of, on the strength of, me judice.
Doubt, dubitation, scepticism, diaporesis, misgiving, demur, suspense; shade or shadow of doubt, distrust, mistrust, misdoubt, suspicion, shyness, embarrassment, hesitation, uncertainty 475, scruple, qualm, dilemma; casuistry, paradox; schism 489, incredulity 487.
(Phrase). Doubting Thomas.
(Verbs). To disbelieve, discredit, not to believe; refuse to admit, or believe; misbelieve, controvert; put or set aside; join issue, dispute, etc.
To doubt, be doubtful, etc., diffide, distrust, mistrust, suspect, smoke; have, harbour, entertain, etc., doubts; demur, stick at, pause, hesitate, scruple, question, query, call in question, look askant or askance.
(Phrases). Not to know what to make of; to smell a rat; to hang in doubt; to have one's doubts; to float in a sea of doubts.
To cause, raise, suggest, or start a doubt; to pose, stagger, floor, startle, embarrass, puzzle 704; shake, or stagger one's faith or belief.
Doubting, etc., doubtful, dubious, scrupulous, suspicious; see Uncertain 475.
Unworthy or undeserving of belief, hard to believe, doubtful, dubious, unreliable, fishy, staggering, puzzling, etc., paradoxical, incredible, inconceivable.
(Phrases). With grains of allowance; cum grano salis; fronti nulla fides; nimium ne crede colori; timeo Danaos et dona ferentes; the cowl does not make the monk.
A credulous person, gull, gobemouche; dupe 547.
(Verbs). To be credulous, etc., to follow implicitly, swallow, etc.
To impose upon, practise upon, palm upon, cajole, etc., see Deceive 545.
(Phrases). Jurare in verba magistri; credo quia absurdum; the wish being father to the thought.
(Adjectives). Credulous, gullible, easily deceived, cajoled, etc., green, verdant, superstitious, simple, unsuspicious, etc. 484, soft, childish, silly, stupid, over-credulous, over-confident.
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