gullible

or gul·la·ble

[ guhl-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈgʌl ə bəl /

adjective

easily deceived or cheated.

Nearby words

  1. gull-wing,
  2. gullah,
  3. gullet,
  4. gulley,
  5. gullibility,
  6. gulliver,
  7. gulliver's travels,
  8. gullstrand,
  9. gullstrand, allvar,
  10. gully

Origin of gullible

First recorded in 1815–25; gull2 + -ible

Related formsgul·li·bil·i·ty, noungul·li·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for gullible

gullible

/ (ˈɡʌləbəl) /

adjective

easily taken in or tricked
Derived Formsgullibility, noungullibly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for gullible

gullible

adj.

1825, apparently a back-formation from gullibility. Gullable is attested from 1818.

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