- easily deceived or cheated.
Origin of gullible
Synonyms for gullibleSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for gullibleunsuspecting, foolish, unsophisticated, wide-eyed, believing, biting, credulous, green, innocent, mark, silly, simple, sucker, susceptible, trustful
Examples from the Web for gullible
Contemporary Examples of gullible
And finally, this is who most of our political press is—gullible enough to be surprised by either of the first two.Today’s GOP: Still Cool With Racist Pandering?
January 7, 2015
How could she—and the 56 percent of women who voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 election—have been so gullible?GOP to Women: Obama’s Your Guilty Pleasure
May 23, 2012
Some of it was just general-purpose paranoia, designed to trick money out of the pockets of the fearful and gullible.Ron Paul: Still a Bunco Artist
January 11, 2012
She cynically manipulated her gullible enthusiasts, knowing all the while that she never intended to run.Arrivederci, Sarah!
October 6, 2011
Imagine, by contrast, a Gingrich who spent the 1990s fulfilling that vow made to the young and gullible Tomasky.Why Newt Gingrich Will Never Be President
May 10, 2011
Historical Examples of gullible
Larner was not a gullible individual, but neither was he unimaginative.
You see the name at every turn, and the gullible Americans bite, chew, and swallow.As A Chinaman Saw Us
As he is violent in his enmities, so is he gullible in marvels.Devil-Worship in France
Arthur Edward Waite
Finding them, to all seeming, gullible and loquacious, she had even ventured on the Bishop.The Brentons
Anna Chapin Ray
Barley was an early riser, and, as we know, as superstitious as he was gullible.On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck
R. Pitcher Woodward
- easily taken in or tricked
Word Origin and History for gullible
1825, apparently a back-formation from gullibility. Gullable is attested from 1818.