Adjective "gullible" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈɡʌləb(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Easily persuaded to believe something; credulous.
  1. 'But how gullible do you have to be to believe that all these cases coming together is just coincidence?'
  2. 'Apparently, to this day, a gullible section of society believes in the existence of these British rockers.'
  3. 'The public should not be passive and gullible on this matter but come out in support of the law.'
  4. 'Are they seriously suggesting the Scottish public are totally gullible and can be so easily hoodwinked?'
  5. 'Such a defence is offered only to hoodwink the gullible, illiterate and ignorant millions.'
  6. 'Clothing design should not be about creating pricey and snobbish brands to be foisted on a gullible public.'
  7. 'But there is no evidence which shows that juries are gullible fools, easily led by a passing headline.'
  8. 'He'd have to endure endless litanies about how naive and gullible he was to sign up for this trip.'
  9. 'How gullible we were to swallow his promise of a proper debate.'
  10. 'To have accomplished such a thing he didn't have to merely fool a gullible public.'

Definitions

1. easily deceived or cheated.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be gullible in ages."

"people can be gullible."

"investors can be gullible."

"techniques can be gullible."

"publics can be gullible."

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Origin

Early 19th century: from gull + -ible.