gullible

or gul·la·ble

[guhl-uh-buhl]

adjective

easily deceived or cheated.

Origin of gullible

First recorded in 1815–25; gull2 + -ible
Related formsgul·li·bil·i·ty, noungul·li·bly, adverb

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gullible

adjective

easily taken in or tricked
Derived Formsgullibility, noungullibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for gullible
adj.

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

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