gullibility


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gul·li·ble

 (gŭl′ə-bəl)
adj.
Easily deceived or duped.

[From gull.]

gul′li·bil′i·ty n.
gul′li·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gullibility - tendency to believe too readily and therefore to be easily deceived
naiveness, naivete, naivety - lack of sophistication or worldliness

gullibility

noun credulity, innocence, naïveté, blind faith, credulousness, simplicity She must take part of the blame for her own gullibility.
Translations
غَفْلَه، سَذاجَه، سُهولَة الإنْخِداع
důvěřivost
godtroenhed
herkkäuskoisuus
trúgirni
ľahkovernosť
ahmaklıkaptallık

gullibility

[ˌgʌlɪˈbɪlɪtɪ] Ncredulidad f, simpleza f

gullibility

[ˌgʌlɪˈbɪlɪti] ncrédulité f

gullibility

gullibility

[ˌgʌlɪˈbɪlɪtɪ] ncredulità, semplicioneria

gullible

(ˈgaləbl) adjective
easily tricked or fooled. He is so gullible that he believes everything you tell him.
ˌgulliˈbility noun
References in classic literature ?
These fellows, knowing the extravagant gullibility of the age, set their wits to work in the imagination of improbable possibilities - of odd accidents, as they term them; but to a reflecting intellect(like mine," I added, in parenthesis, putting my forefinger unconsciously to the side of my nose,) "to a contemplative understanding such as I myself possess, it seems evident at once that the marvelous increase of late in these 'odd accidents' is by far the oddest accident of all.
His late Excellency, whom the august favour of his Imperial master had imposed as Ambassador upon several reluctant Ministers of Foreign Affairs, had enjoyed in his lifetime a fame for an owlish, pessimistic gullibility.
Bar knew all about the gullibility and knavery of people; but Physician could have given him a better insight into their tendernesses and affections, in one week of his rounds, than Westminster Hall and all the circuits put together, in threescore years and ten.
I am of the opinion that Gore traded on the gullibility of people, whichever country they lived in.
Our story shows the gullibility of our late lamented wirehaired pointing griffon, Tsar and the craftiness of one of his housemates, a little rat terrier named Drucilla (Dru).
Bharti also claimed that his wife is being used for political ends by rival parties, which are taking advantage of her gullibility.
He stated: "By intellectual vices I mean intellectual character traits such as gullibility, closed-mindedness, prejudice and dogmatism.
This preys on the gullibility of large sections of supporters who regard their clubs with the idealism of religious fundamentalists, when nobody with an ounce of knowledge would swallow such guff.
Chemical processes such as hydrophobation and film formation take place and lead to effective printability of fine paper, coating hold-out, and gullibility in recycled grades.
Most of them are Muslims by birth or conversion, and their gullibility in all too many cases proceeds from their unstable state of mind.
That dream has been destroyed, with the complicity of the media, the banks and the self-centred gullibility of Tory voters.
At first I wasted my time responding to editorials and letters to the editor, but I quickly learned that the largely conservative readership lived in an alternate reality where facts were irrelevant, Republican propaganda was gospel, and gullibility supplants analytical thought.