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incredulous

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Definition unbelieving; or having difficulty accepting something so unexpected
  • I find it incredulous that you believe she is sincere.
incredulous = difficult to believe
  • At first, she was incredulous—thinking the report was in error.
  • incredulous = finding something hard to believe
  • Mortati stared in incredulous shock as the man walked in.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • incredulous = having difficulty accepting something so unexpected
  • Alice stared up at him, eyes wide and incredulous.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • incredulous = unbelieving
  • "And it took you this long to realize it?" asked Max, incredulous.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • incredulous = unbelieving; or having difficulty accepting something so unexpected
  • Both looked faintly incredulous, as if she were a talking cockroach.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • incredulous = having difficulty accepting something so unexpected
  • His face was more incredulous than angry.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • incredulous = having difficulty accepting something so unexpected
  • For a moment I suspected that he was pulling my leg, but a glance at him convinced me otherwise. ... With an effort I managed to restrain my incredulous laughter.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • incredulous = disbelieving
  •   "'Tis a strange thing, that the only friends I have I found in the same way, lying flat in the meadows, crying as though their hearts would break."
      The two young people stared at each other. "You?" breathed Kit incredulously.
      Nat laughed. "I'll have you know that I was only eight years old," he explained.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • incredulously = having difficulty accepting something so unexpected
  • But, however it may be regarded by the incredulous, I know that it is full of living truths.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • incredulous = unbelieving
  • He stares at me, incredulous.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • incredulous = unbelieving; or having difficulty accepting something so unexpected
  • I asked him whether he
    were talking about the singer, Maria Vasak.

    "You know? You have heard, maybe?" he asked incredulously.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • incredulously = with difficulty accepting something so unexpected
  • "When God wants me, he'll take me," he told an incredulous Pete.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • incredulous = unbelieving; or having difficulty accepting something so unexpected
  • Though suspicion was very far from Miss Bennet's general habits, she was absolutely incredulous here.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • incredulous = unbelieving
  • Holly was incredulous. 'A casualty of war? How can you say that? A life is a life.'
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • incredulous = unbelieving
  • "But I won," I said, incredulous.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • incredulous = having difficulty accepting something so unexpected
  • asked the incredulous director of Consular Operations.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • incredulous = unbelieving
  • ...this country displayed to an incredulous world what greatness was possible to man, what happiness was possible on earth.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • incredulous = unbelieving
  • "Will they shoot Fiedler for that?" asked Liz incredulously.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • incredulously = with disbelief; or with difficulty accepting something so unexpected
  • "He was stealing," I say.

    "What? Of course not!" he shouts, incredulous.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
incredulous = unbelieving

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