- easily deceived or cheated.
Origin of gullible
SynonymsSee more synonyms for gullible on Thesaurus.com
credulous, trusting, naive, innocent, simple, green.
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Examples from the Web for gullibly
It is amazing how gullibly the public bites at the press-agent's worm.My Actor-Husband
There are but few Briggleses left to prey on the gullibly charitable to-day, and thank God for that.The Jack-Knife Man
Ellis Parker Butler
And the curious people laughed and were discussing how foolishly and gullibly the common people were spreading such empty rumours.Siddhartha
- easily taken in or tricked
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Word Origin and History for gullibly
1825, apparently a back-formation from gullibility. Gullable is attested from 1818.
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