gullibility


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

gul·li·ble

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

[From gull.]

gul′li·bil′i·ty n.
gul′li·bly adv.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gullibility - tendency to believe too readily and therefore to be easily deceived
naiveness, naivete, naivety - lack of sophistication or worldliness
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

gullibility

noun credulity, innocence, naïveté, blind faith, credulousness, simplicity She must take part of the blame for her own gullibility.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
غَفْلَه، سَذاجَه، سُهولَة الإنْخِداع
důvěřivost
godtroenhed
herkkäuskoisuus
trúgirni
ľahkovernosť
ahmaklıkaptallık

gullibility

[ˌgʌlɪˈbɪlɪtɪ] Ncredulidad f, simpleza f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

gullibility

[ˌgʌlɪˈbɪlɪti] ncrédulité f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

gullibility

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

gullibility

[ˌgʌlɪˈbɪlɪtɪ] ncredulità, semplicioneria
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

gullible

(ˈgaləbl) adjective
easily tricked or fooled. He is so gullible that he believes everything you tell him.
ˌgulliˈbility noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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. His Excellency had the social revolution on the brain.
He liked the gullibility of Americans so much he emigrated to the USA.
I think that says a lot about the ability of the rest and it says something about the gullibility of the average fan who believes all the bull surrounding these bluffers who bleed every penny out of the game and only perform when they feel like it.
Thank You For Smoking cuts a swathe through all of its targets, poking merciless fun at the entertainment and tobacco industries, and the public's gullibility when faced with a so-called expert.
Thank You For Smoking crackles with polished one-liners and put-downs and cuts a swathe through all of its targets, poking merciless fun at the entertainment and tobacco industries, and the public's gullibility when faced with so-called experts.
The readings include Pollock's "The Gettler Problem", Nozick's "Condition for Knowledge," Goldman's "What is Justified Belief?" and selections from Foley, Steup ("A Defense of Internalism"), Sosa, Fricker ("Against Gullibility"), Burge, Alston, Bonjour ("The Coherence Theory of Empirical Knowledge"), Dretske, and Michael Williams ("Realism and Skepticism").
If your fear factor is linked to your gullibility genes, then you're onto a winner
There is no accounting for the gullibility of British men when it comes to fashion mistakes.
Curator David Williams told Pressmen who had gone to see the spectacle: "It was to show up your gullibility."
So long as this administration hangs suspended by luck, pluck, and media gullibility above earthly things, even sham arguments can buy time and add more distance from political accountability.