from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality of readily believing information, truthful or otherwise, usually to an absurd extent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being gullible; unsuspecting credulity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tendency to believe too readily and therefore to be easily deceived
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The current estimate of the sea-gull as an intellectual force is compressed into the word "gullibility" -- a verbal monument of contempt.
Ah, you want male chauvinism, perhaps we should discuss the evolutionary pressure on women that selects for gullibility aka the “Dunham effect”, with its all too apparent implications for voting patterns. /g
He delivered himself of a Ratner moment, when asked if there was any known benefit to homeopathic remedies, beyond the placebo effect (otherwise known as gullibility).
(1,4) Non-analytical thinking essentially means to me gullibility, which is more imaginative than people who over-analyze every situation.
A close friend of the family, McDonough recalled a gullibility that humanized Santo in a way that made him so appealing.
Still, as politicians know, the human need to believe - aka gullibility - is immense.
The reward for their gullibility was a widening of the war (s), a continuing neglect of Constitutional principles, a failure to prosecute those who had lied us into one misadventure after another, a retreat from any single-payer "Medicare for All" healthcare reform, a watering down of climate change initiatives, a postponement of most legislation that would have brought some justice to gay/Lesbian citizens, and a sad abandonment of promises for transparency and open-ness in the Executive branch.
But uninformed Americans haven't quite yet figured out the true source of their frustration – they themselves, how they have been voting, their characteristically poor choices across many decades, and their characteristic gullibility which is so valued by the corporate and political elite these sheep so blindly serve.
It's this kind of gullibility that gave us "Dubya".
Jason you wrote: I don't think "gullibility" was a factor.