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credulity

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcredulitycre‧du‧li‧ty /krɪˈdjuːləti $ -ˈduː-/ noun [uncountable] formal  BELIEVEwillingness or ability to believe that something is trueincredulity 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.
Examples from the Corpus
credulityFaith and credulity, vision and delusion can only be distinguished provided that in case-studies the issue of ontology is kept alive.His experience there may beg credulity.Our interplanetary visitors might well be amazed at such foolish credulity.But it would be straining credulity too far to expect that everything will be absorbed.It strains credulity, I know, but there were nights in those years when no man was bad-looking.It may stretch credulity to the point that signs of real abuse are overlooked.And, quite frankly, it strains the credulity of those who are asked to believe that it exists.It was once again proved that the credulity of trainees knew no bounds.strain/stretch credulityIt strains credulity to think they could beat San Francisco and Dallas on the road.It strains credulity, I know, but there were nights in those years when no man was bad-looking.It may stretch credulity to the point that signs of real abuse are overlooked.If anything, Letterman thinks, these women have a compulsion to reach a higher plane of conversation that strains credulity.
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