Incredible vs. Incredulous - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Incredible (adjective)

    Too implausible to be credible; beyond belief; unbelievable. from 15th c.

  • Incredible (adjective)

    Amazing; astonishing; awe-inspiring.

    "He was so wrapped up in watching the incredible special effects that he couldn't keep track of the story."

  • Incredible (adjective)

    Marvellous; profoundly affecting; wonderful.

    "I had such an incredible slice of pizza last night that I simply can't think about anything else."

  • Incredulous (adjective)

    Skeptical, disbelieving, or unable to believe. from 16th c.

  • Incredulous (adjective)

    Expressing or indicative of incredulity. from 17th c.

  • Incredulous (adjective)

    Difficult to believe; incredible. from 17th c.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Incredulous (adjective)

    (of a person or their manner) unwilling or unable to believe something

    "an incredulous gasp"

Webster Dictionary

  • Incredible (adjective)

    Not credible; surpassing belief; too extraordinary and improbable to admit of belief; unlikely; marvelous; fabulous.

  • Incredulous (adjective)

    Not credulous; indisposed to admit or accept that which is related as true, skeptical; unbelieving.

  • Incredulous (adjective)

    Indicating, or caused by, disbelief or incredulity.

  • Incredulous (adjective)

    Incredible; not easy to be believed.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Incredible (adjective)

    beyond belief or understanding;

    "at incredible speed"

    "the book's plot is simply incredible"

  • Incredulous (adjective)

    not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving

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