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credulity

noun
     
cre‧du‧li‧ty [uncountable] formal
willingness or ability to believe that something is true:
Advertisers were accused of exploiting consumers' credulity.
strain/stretch credulity (=seem very difficult to believe)
It strained credulity to believe that a nuclear war would not lead to the destruction of the planet.

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