Incredible or Incredulous?

 

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Steve’s looking incredulous.

These two words are often confused.

INCREDIBLE means difficult to believe:
Jumping from a plane at 25,000 feet without using supplementary oxygen and landing alive seems like an incredible feat; yet a man did this not too long ago.

INCREDULOUS means unable or unwilling to believe something:
If I had not seen the video myself, I would have been incredulous if someone had told me a person had jumped from a plane at 25,000 feet and lived.

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2 responses to “Incredible or Incredulous?

  1. Janet Papkin

    Where did you find this photo?!? He looks like he really just saw someone jump from the plane!

    xo Janet

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    • He does look like he can’t believe what he’s seeing. When I don’t use my own paintings, I get everything else from Google Images. Everything there is in the public domain.

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