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Easily persuaded to believe something; credulous.‘an attempt to persuade a gullible public to spend their money’
credulous, over-trusting, over-trustful, trustful, easily deceived, easily led, easily taken in, exploitable, dupable, deceivable, impressionable, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, unwary, unguarded, unsceptical, ingenuous, naive, innocent, simple, inexperienced, unworldly, green, as green as grass, childlike, ignorantfoolish, sillywet behind the ears, born yesterdayView synonyms
- ‘The public should not be passive and gullible on this matter but come out in support of the law.’
- ‘That is cynical, and I say to the Government that the public is not that gullible.’
- ‘Such a defence is offered only to hoodwink the gullible, illiterate and ignorant millions.’
- ‘Then it tried to buy its way out of it with a PR campaign, and we were foolish and gullible enough to accept that.’
- ‘There are those that believe that people who visit mediums are all gullible or plainly mistaken in their memories.’
- ‘After all, there are so many gullible people who believe whatever they read!’
- ‘He'd have to endure endless litanies about how naive and gullible he was to sign up for this trip.’
- ‘To have accomplished such a thing he didn't have to merely fool a gullible public.’
- ‘I know a few people who are new age suckers, whom I consider gullible fools because they believe anything they are told.’
- ‘Are they seriously suggesting the Scottish public are totally gullible and can be so easily hoodwinked?’
- ‘He is utterly charmless and few people are gullible enough to believe him.’
- ‘None the less, it is gullible to believe that Italians are invulnerable.’
- ‘Clothing design should not be about creating pricey and snobbish brands to be foisted on a gullible public.’
- ‘And for every hoaxer there are a thousand gullible people willing to believe.’
- ‘But there is no evidence which shows that juries are gullible fools, easily led by a passing headline.’
- ‘Apparently, to this day, a gullible section of society believes in the existence of these British rockers.’
- ‘How gullible we were to swallow his promise of a proper debate.’
- ‘Both efforts seem like cunning attempts to fob off used goods on a gullible reading public.’
- ‘But how gullible do you have to be to believe that all these cases coming together is just coincidence?’
- ‘Sell both paintings to gullible collectors, while the art world looks the other way.’
Early 19th century: from gull + -ible.
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