English Language Learners Definition of gullible : easily fooled or cheated especially : quick to believe something that is not true..
What is another word for gullible?
SYNONYMS FOR gullible credulous, trusting, naive, innocent, simple, green.
Is gullible an insult?
Gullible people are prone to deception. That doesn’t make them bad or even really dumb; it’s a specific vulnerability. So it’s an insult in the sense that it outlines a part of you that can cause problems. Generally, you should avoid being called this (within reason).
What causes a person to be gullible?
“The majority of people may learn through repeated exposure to adversity to distrust their own judgment; a person might believe something to be true, but when they, for example, read something in a newspaper that contradicts their opinion, or they talk to someone with a different view-point, that individual is more …
What do you call a person who is easily deceived?
If you are gullible, the joke is on you because you are easily fooled. It is thought that gullible might be derived from the verb gull, meaning “to swallow.” This would be a funny coincidence as gullible describes an overly trusting person who tends to swallow the stories he hears whole.
What is a foolish and gullible person called?
SIMPLETON. Foolish or gullible person, used to refer to oneself (7)