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GULLIBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gullible mean? 

GULLIBLE (adjective)
  The adjective GULLIBLE has 2 senses:

1. naive and easily deceived or tricked
2. easily tricked because of being too trusting

  Familiarity information: GULLIBLE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GULLIBLE (adjective)


Sense 1gullible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Naive and easily deceived or tricked

Synonyms:

fleeceable; gullible; green

Context example:

at that early age she had been gullible and in love

Similar:

naif; naive (marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience)


Sense 2gullible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Easily tricked because of being too trusting

Context example:

gullible tourists taken in by the shell game

Similar:

unwary (not alert to danger or deception)


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