meaning ‘easily fooled or cheated’, is spelt -ible not -able.

Modern English usage. 2014.


См. также в других словарях:

  • Gullible — Gul li*ble, a. Easily gulled; that may be duped. {Gul li*bii i*ty}, n. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gullible — index credulous, naive, unsuspecting Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • gullible — 1825, apparently a back formation from GULLIBILITY (Cf. gullibility). Gullable is attested from 1818 …   Etymology dictionary

  • gullible — *credulous Analogous words: duped, befooled, hoaxed, hoodwinked (see DUPE): deluded, beguiled, deceived, misled (see DECEIVE): im pressionable, susceptible (see SENTIENT) Antonyms: astute …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • gullible — [adj] naive, trusting being a sucker*, believing, biting, credulous, easily taken in*, easy mark*, falling hook line and sinker*, foolish, green*, innocent, kidding oneself*, mark*, silly, simple, sucker, susceptible, swallowing whole*, taken in* …   New thesaurus

  • gullible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ easily persuaded to believe something; credulous. DERIVATIVES gullibility noun gullibly adverb. ORIGIN from GULL(Cf. ↑gull) …   English terms dictionary

  • gullible — [gul′ə bəl] adj. [ GULL2, vt. + IBLE] easily cheated or tricked; credulous: also Rare gullable gullibility n. gullibly adv …   English World dictionary

  • gullible — [[t]gʌ̱lɪb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as gullible, you mean they are easily tricked because they are too trusting. What point is there in admitting that the stories fed to the gullible public were false?... I m so gullible I… …   English dictionary

  • gullible — adjective he was a swindler who preyed on gullible elderly widows Syn: credulous, naive, overtrusting, overtrustful, easily deceived, easily taken in, exploitable, dupable, impressionable, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, unwary, ingenuous, innocent,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • gullible — gul|li|ble [ gʌləbl ] adjective a gullible person is easy to trick because they trust and believe people too easily: gullible tourists ─ opposite CYNICAL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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