Gullibility



[guhl-uh-buh l] /ˈgʌl ə bəl/

adjective
1.
easily deceived or cheated.
/ˈɡʌləbəl/
adjective
1.
easily taken in or tricked
n.

1793, earlier cullibility (1728), probably from gull (n.2) “dupe, sucker” + -ability.
adj.

1825, apparently a back-formation from gullibility. Gullable is attested from 1818.

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    [guhl-uh-buh l] /ˈgʌl ə bəl/ adjective 1. easily deceived or cheated. /ˈɡʌləbəl/ adjective 1. easily taken in or tricked adj. 1825, apparently a back-formation from gullibility. Gullable is attested from 1818.

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