also gullable adjective Date: 1818 easily duped or cheated • gullibility noungullibly adverb

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  • Gullible — Gul li*ble, a. Easily gulled; that may be duped. {Gul li*bii i*ty}, n. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gullible — index credulous, naive, unsuspecting Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • gullible — 1825, apparently a back formation from GULLIBILITY (Cf. gullibility). Gullable is attested from 1818 …   Etymology dictionary

  • gullible — *credulous Analogous words: duped, befooled, hoaxed, hoodwinked (see DUPE): deluded, beguiled, deceived, misled (see DECEIVE): im pressionable, susceptible (see SENTIENT) Antonyms: astute …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • gullible — meaning ‘easily fooled or cheated’, is spelt ible not able …   Modern English usage

  • gullible — [adj] naive, trusting being a sucker*, believing, biting, credulous, easily taken in*, easy mark*, falling hook line and sinker*, foolish, green*, innocent, kidding oneself*, mark*, silly, simple, sucker, susceptible, swallowing whole*, taken in* …   New thesaurus

  • gullible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ easily persuaded to believe something; credulous. DERIVATIVES gullibility noun gullibly adverb. ORIGIN from GULL(Cf. ↑gull) …   English terms dictionary

  • gullible — [gul′ə bəl] adj. [ GULL2, vt. + IBLE] easily cheated or tricked; credulous: also Rare gullable gullibility n. gullibly adv …   English World dictionary

  • gullible — 1. (gullible) (5072↑, 827↓) The only word that is not in the [dictionary]. Go look. I swear, [gullible] is not there. Author: TheGreekMind 2. (gullible) (1442↑, 301↓) 1. Any person who has three boobs. 2. Any… …   Urban English dictionary

  • gullible — [[t]gʌ̱lɪb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as gullible, you mean they are easily tricked because they are too trusting. What point is there in admitting that the stories fed to the gullible public were false?... I m so gullible I… …   English dictionary

  • gullible — adjective he was a swindler who preyed on gullible elderly widows Syn: credulous, naive, overtrusting, overtrustful, easily deceived, easily taken in, exploitable, dupable, impressionable, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, unwary, ingenuous, innocent,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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