- easily deceived or cheated.
Origin of gullible
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credulous, trusting, naive, innocent, simple, green.
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Examples from the Web for gullibility
Not surprisingly, given the gullibility of Apple devotees like myself, Apple's profit margins are the envy of Silicon Valley.Time to Short Apple Stock?
May 31, 2010
I also asked the man who wrote the book on gullibility—literally.
A psychologist and authority on gullibility lost $400,000 of his retirement nest egg to none other than Bernard Madoff.
But anger at my own gullibility had killed her power to draw me, and I shook her off.City of Endless Night
We seem to identify imagination with gullibility or vague thinking.Here and Now Story Book
Lucy Sprague Mitchell
From a physiological point of view the gullibility of the audience is astounding.Indian Conjuring
L. H. Branson
True, there are limits to its gullibility; there are suggestions from which it recoils.Egotism in German Philosophy
Sampson sat meditating on the gullibility of man in matters medical.Hard Cash
- easily taken in or tricked
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Word Origin and History for gullibility
1825, apparently a back-formation from gullibility. Gullable is attested from 1818.
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