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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (doubting)
a. incredulous
Julián me lanzó una mirada incrédula al abrir el sobre.Julian gave me an incredulous look when he opened the envelope.
b. skeptical
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mis hijos adoptaron una actitud incrédula cuando les dije que me iba a hacer un tatuaje.My children adopted a skeptical attitude when I told them I was going to get a tattoo.
c. sceptical (United Kingdom)
El gobierno no cumplió con muchas promesas y la opinión pública está incrédula.The governement hasn't delivered on many of their promises so public opinion is sceptical.
d. incredulously (adverb)
Karina me preguntó incrédula por qué había gastado tanta plata en regalos.Karina asked me incredulously why I'd spent so much money on presents.
e. skeptically (adverb)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El público escuchaba incrédulo el debate entre los dos candidatos a la presidencia.The audience listened skeptically to the debate between the presidential candidates.
f. sceptically (adverb) (United Kingdom)
¿En serio te vas un año entero a la selva lluviosa? preguntó Arturo, incrédulo.Are you really going to spend a whole year in the rainforest? Arturo asked sceptically.
2. (religion)
a. unbelieving
No hay que condenar a las personas incrédulas por no querer seguir una religión oficial.Unbelieving people should not be condemned for not wanting to follow an established religion.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3. (person who doesn't believe)
a. skeptic
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Si eres un incrédulo, las historias de milagros te parecen fantasía.If you are a skeptic, you'll find stories about miracles fanciful.
b. sceptic (United Kingdom)
Prácticas como el reiki no son para incrédulos.Practices such as reiki are not for sceptics.
4. (religion)
a. nonbeliever
Tal vez no vaya a la iglesia pero no soy un incrédulo por ello.I may not go to church, but that doesn't make me a nonbeliever.
b. unbeliever
Algunas iglesias no aceptan que una persona que practica su religión se case con un incrédulo.Some churches won't accept that someone who practices their religion marries an unbeliever.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. skeptical, incredulous
2. (religion)
a. unbelieving
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a. unbeliever
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incréduloa incrédula
(desconfiado) incredulous; (escéptico) sceptical; skeptical; (EEUU)
sceptic; skeptic; (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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