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I find it incredulous that you believe she is sincere.
  unbelieving; or having difficulty accepting something so unexpected
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incredulous incredulously
Strongly Associated with:   credible, credulous
Standard prefix:  in- at the beginning of a word often means "not" as in incorrect or independent. So, incredulous means not credulous.
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  • I find it incredulous that you believe she is sincere.
  • I was incredulous. I just didn’t believe her.
  • Mortati stared in incredulous shock as the man walked in.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Alice stared up at him, eyes wide and incredulous.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse

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  • "And it took you this long to realize it?" asked Max, incredulous.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Both looked faintly incredulous, as if she were a talking cockroach.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • "I hope it’s Four’s landscape."
    "Why?" I ask. The question comes out too incredulous.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • Spencer stared at Andrew incredulously.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • When God wants me, he’ll take me," he told an incredulous Pete.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Clarisse looked at him incredulously.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters

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  • "Dead?" said the old man. "Good gracious me, no, we have but slept."

    "Slept?" said Arthur incredulously.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Freddie was incredulous.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • On hearing this most unexpected sound, Mr. Bumble looked, first incredulous, and afterwards amazed.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • demanded the still incredulous Indian.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • I turned incredulously. "You saw Leper?"

    "I saw him ... hiding in the shrubbery next to the chapel."
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • The king watched, incredulous, as the inventor and son shot into the sky on their bronze wings, carried by the updraft.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • "Elsie? What in blue blazes are you looking at?"

    "Sputnik, Homer."

    "Over West Virginia?" His tone was incredulous.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • He was astounded, uncertain, incredulous, convinced, dazzled.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In the mirror, the perfect eyebrows lifted incredulously above her glowing crimson eyes—
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • He stares at me, incredulous.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Few things in her life pleased Nasuada so much as Orrin’s incredulous expression at that instant.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Mo was staring incredulously at the book in Capricorn’s hand as if he expected it to dissolve into thin air at any moment.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • But the Comtesse shook her head, still incredulously.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • He said he can get us to the top.
    Frank looked incredulous. "I thought the horse couldn’t fly!"
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • was not until the name was repeated again, the voice incredulous, slightly raised, that I became aware, with a rush of colour to my face, that I had blundered irretrievably,
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • My life is shaken to its roots; ... I feel that my days are numbered, and that I must die; and yet I shall die incredulous.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Now he was incredulous and stood again to his feet.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • TOM: ...People go to the movies instead of moving! ... I’m tired of the movies and I am about to move!
    JIM [incredulously]: Move?
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • "You don’t want to?" Archie asked, incredulous.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • If I were bold enough to ask: "But what about such and such a thing?" she would look at me incredulously and say: "Well, what about it?"
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • I looked at him incredulously.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • "It must be a mixed motive, I think," said Mr. Wickfield, shaking his head and smiling incredulously.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • "We’ve had him two weeks now, and if anything he’s wilder than ever at the present moment."

    "Give ’m a chance," Matt counselled.  "Turn ’m loose for a spell."

    The other looked at him incredulously.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • "But you accidentally turned your own daughter to gold," Piper remembered. "And you realized how greedy you’d been. So you repented."
    "Repented!" King Midas looked at Lit incredulously. "You see, son? You’re away for a few thousand years, and the story gets twisted all around.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Fang looked incredulous.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • Though he looked the phantom through and through, and saw it standing before him; ... he was still incredulous, and fought against his senses.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • And she could see that Farfrae was still incredulous.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • "No, no!" exclaimed Hepzibah incredulously.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • He received the eighteen-carat Golden Orchid and kissed it with joy in the midst of the thundering jeers of the incredulous.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Clarke seemed incredulous.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • ’No way,’ Nate said, incredulous.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • "You believe them?" Miro asked, incredulous.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • For some minutes he remained speechless and motionless, looking incredulously at my friend with open mouth, and...
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • "Yessuh," Bigger whispered, struggling to control his feelings, hating Jan violently because he knew he was hurting him" wanting to strike Jan with something because Jan’s wide, incredulous stare made him feel hot guilt to the very core of him.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • GEORGE (Incredulous): You’re amused?
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • the incredulous and unbearable amazement
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • Gabriel looked incredulous and sad, but between his moments of incredulity, relieved.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Tom looked surprised and incredulous.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • I looked at Wilquins incredulously.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • As the taxi drove off in a cloud of dust, Jason asked incredulously, "Are you sure we’re in the right place?"
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
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Associated words [difficulty]:   incredulous [1] , credible [3] , credulous [5] , credible [3] , credulous [5]
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