- easily deceived or cheated.
Origin of gullible
Synonyms for gullible
Examples from the Web for gullibly
Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin and History for gullibly
1825, apparently a back-formation from gullibility. Gullable is attested from 1818.