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incredulity — in·cre·du·li·ty (Ä­n’krÄ­-dÅ«’lÄ­-tÄ“) — a noun meaning the state or quality of being incredulous; disbelief, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty

“There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all who would profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit … the lukewarmness arises from the incredulity of mankind, who do not truly believe in anything new until they have had actual experience of it.”

– Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince, 1513

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