1. naive and easily deceived or tricked

    Synonyms : fleeceable, green
    Examples :
    • at that early age she had been gullible and in love
  2. easily tricked because of being too trusting

    Examples :
    • gullible tourists taken in by the shell game


  1. tendency to believe too readily and therefore to be easily deceived

    Synonyms : credulousness
    Type Of : naiveness, naivete, naivety


  1. free of deceit

    Synonyms : transparent


  1. the quality of being crafty

    Synonyms : craftiness, deceitfulness
    Type Of : disingenuousness
  2. the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

    Synonyms : chicane, chicanery, shenanigan, trickery, wile
    Type Of : dissimulation, dissembling, deceit, deception
  3. shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

    Synonyms : craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, slyness, wiliness
    Type Of : astuteness, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, shrewdness


  1. a burst of deep loud hearty laughter

    Synonyms : belly laugh
    Type Of : laugh, laughter
  2. laugh boisterously

    Synonyms : laugh loudly
    Type Of : express joy, express mirth, laugh


  1. composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency

    Synonyms : coarse-grained, farinaceous, grainy, granular, granulose, mealy
  2. willing to face danger

    Synonyms : game, gamey, gamy, mettlesome, spirited, spunky


  1. instinctively or temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others

    Examples :
    • he is a gregarious person who avoids solitude
  2. (of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species

    Antonyms : ungregarious
    Examples :
    • gregarious bird species
  3. (of plants) growing in groups that are close together

    Antonyms : ungregarious


  1. (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface

    Synonyms : gravitation, gravitational attraction, gravitational force
    Type Of : attraction, attractive force
    Examples :
    • the more remote the body the less the gravity
  2. a solemn and dignified feeling

    Synonyms : solemnity
    Antonyms : levity
    Type Of : feeling
  3. a manner that is serious and solemn

    Synonyms : graveness, soberness, sobriety, somberness, sombreness
    Type Of : seriousness, serious-mindedness, sincerity, earnestness


  1. unnecessary and unwarranted

    Synonyms : needless, uncalled-for
  2. costing nothing

    Synonyms : complimentary, costless, free, gratis
  3. without cause

    Examples :
    • a gratuitous insult


  1. without payment

    Synonyms : for free, free of charge
    Examples :
    • I'll give you this gratis
  2. costing nothing

    Synonyms : complimentary, costless, free, gratuitous