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What is the adverb form of gullible? I tried using gullibly but it apparently isn't a word. Is it one of those adjectives that simply don't have an adequate adverb?

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closed as general reference by FumbleFingers, J.R., StoneyB, tchrist, Andrew Leach Nov 11 '12 at 18:12

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Context, please. What paragraph were you needing it for, and where had you intended to put it? Grammar is about constructions, not labels. –  John Lawler Nov 11 '12 at 17:34
    
What makes you think it isn't a word? –  StoneyB Nov 11 '12 at 17:36
    
firefox spellchecker –  amphibient Nov 11 '12 at 17:37
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You asked a question here based on one spellchecker? How gullible! You need to expand your horizons... –  J.R. Nov 11 '12 at 17:40
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I think the standard "leg-pull" is "Did you know the word 'gullible' isn't in the dictionary?". But I note that contrafibularities has actually made it into urban dictionary, at least. –  FumbleFingers Nov 11 '12 at 18:17
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Gullibly is indeed the adverb form of gullible.

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