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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, ignorantView synonyms
- ‘There are those that believe that people who visit mediums are all gullible or plainly mistaken in their memories.’
- ‘Are they seriously suggesting the Scottish public are totally gullible and can be so easily hoodwinked?’
- ‘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.’
- ‘But there is no evidence which shows that juries are gullible fools, easily led by a passing headline.’
- ‘To have accomplished such a thing he didn't have to merely fool a gullible public.’
- ‘He'd have to endure endless litanies about how naive and gullible he was to sign up for this trip.’
- ‘He is utterly charmless and few people are gullible enough to believe him.’
- ‘Then it tried to buy its way out of it with a PR campaign, and we were foolish and gullible enough to accept that.’
- ‘Apparently, to this day, a gullible section of society believes in the existence of these British rockers.’
- ‘The public should not be passive and gullible on this matter but come out in support of the law.’
- ‘But how gullible do you have to be to believe that all these cases coming together is just coincidence?’
- ‘After all, there are so many gullible people who believe whatever they read!’
- ‘I know a few people who are new age suckers, whom I consider gullible fools because they believe anything they are told.’
- ‘And for every hoaxer there are a thousand gullible people willing to believe.’
- ‘Both efforts seem like cunning attempts to fob off used goods on a gullible reading public.’
- ‘Sell both paintings to gullible collectors, while the art world looks the other way.’
- ‘Such a defence is offered only to hoodwink the gullible, illiterate and ignorant millions.’
- ‘That is cynical, and I say to the Government that the public is not that gullible.’
- ‘How gullible we were to swallow his promise of a proper debate.’
Early 19th century: from gull + -ible.
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