gullibility


Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for gullibility

Synonyms for gullibility

tendency to believe too readily and therefore to be easily deceived

References in periodicals archive ?
I do hope that Prof Cassam won't object to me saying that I don't believe that only one person shot President Kennedy or that anyone has ever landed on the moon and this isn't out of gullibility, closed-mindedness, prejudice or dogmatism but more about realism.
Bissonnette has penned a mesmerizing tale about speculative collectibles, personal demons, love affairs, greed and gullibility.
He exploits the gullibility of his high profile followers and manoeuvres them in a way that they do not ever realise that they have been duped.
Just as the physical bully feeds on fear and is thrown off stride by display of real courage, the psychic terrorist who feeds on gullibility should be baffled by courage and intelligence.
D H's gullibility is staggering and his hyperbole engaging but does he really believe that this mystery firm would have contributed "tens of thousands" to Kirklees budget and Kirklees let it slip away without trumpeting this to the heights in the press.
The artistic legacy of Savile and Harris should not be hidden away but remain visible, as a useful reminder of our own collective gullibility.
Stunned by the deception underlying his 15-year friendship with a manipulative man, whose true name was Christian Gerhartsreiter and who duped dozens of victims with invented identities, Kirn attends Gerhartsreiter's murder trials and sifts through memories of their relationship, as he explores his own gullibility.
In his most exhilarating movie since Casino, Scorsese points out that the wolf can only exist as a result of our greedy gullibility.
Bailey said he thought Russell was showing a degree of gullibility.
The smouldering political row over the sale of Royal Mail dramatically erupted during a heated session of a Commons committee when the Labour chairman accused ministers and their aides of gullibility and of being conned into selling the organisation on the cheap.
HISTORY has shown us that there have always been a relatively small number of people who never really mature, whose gullibility can easily be exploited by those who instil "the bogeymen will get you" type fear in their child-like minds, resulting in them acting in a completely irrational manner.
A person who has been lied to chronically will develop gullibility that is obvious to those with a developed truth register but even the gullibility of others will be obscure to those with an undeveloped or weakened truth register of their own.
Unlike previous interpretations of satire that focus upon priestly deception and religious gullibility, this paper argues that Lucius' relationship to the gods via his dreams reveals an unphilosophical attitude and a lack of insight.
His manipulation of her gullibility is chilling to read and the suspense is as gripping as the minimalist style.
The Barnum effect was initially used in classrooms to illustrate gullibility and deception; however it later was used to teach ethics (Beins, 1993).