gullible

or gul·la·ble

[ guhl-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈgʌl ə bəl /

adjective

easily deceived or cheated.

Origin of gullible

First recorded in 1815–25; gull2 + -ible

SYNONYMS FOR gullible

Related forms

gul·li·bil·i·ty, noungul·li·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for gullibly

  • It is amazing how gullibly the public bites at the press-agent's worm.

  • And the curious people laughed and were discussing how foolishly and gullibly the common people were spreading such empty rumours.

    Siddhartha|Herman Hesse
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for gullibly

gullible

/ (ˈɡʌləbəl) /

adjective

easily taken in or tricked

Derived Forms

gullibility, noungullibly, adverb
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