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.
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.
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.
It only tells us a re-educational programme is necessary and long overdue for this group of people, whose gullibility is beyond belief.
And of course it works - but that says more about the extreme gullibility of many of those who sit in judgment rather than the cleverness of the lawyers who represent the accused.
Jameson suffers for his beliefs but mostly for his gullibility and cowardice.
I reckon he discovered that the greater the lie the greater the gullibility, but it backfired and he has been found out.
My opinion is that the only new standards we are likely to see are in gullibility and self delusion.
To do so certainly requires a high degree of gullibility.
The sad thing is that your gullibility over the years has given him a free hand and he's taken you for a fool.
What concerns me almost as much is the apparent gullibility of politicians who blindly trust to the honesty of such devious individuals.
My work requires me to spend a lot of time travelling around Europe and I find it embarrassing trying to make excuses for the gullibility and political naivety of the Welsh people.