What's another way of saying easily deceived?

I want to have a better vocabulary. Easily deceived sounds a bit basic to me. Is there a better word for that phrase?

  • It depends on your intentions towards this type of person. They may just be naïve or gullible as Eyguztav suggests or they may be "an easy mark"
    – Jim
    Apr 4, 2014 at 4:25
  • Credulous.
    – tchrist
    Apr 4, 2014 at 13:22
  • Related.
    – tchrist
    Jun 7, 2014 at 20:50

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"Easily deceived" can be reworded as simply "gullible". If someone is "gullible" or "easily deceived", they are also "naive".

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    hi, and welcome to EL&U. This good answer would be made stronger with the definitions of your words added. Sources are appreciated, if you have the time, but as yours are easily found in a dictionary, I don't think a source is necessary here. Thanks for your input. Apr 3, 2014 at 22:48

A dupe is a man easily tricked

"A credulous man; a man easily tricked."


There are also numerous informal or slang words for the person who is gullible or easily deceived including

  • patsy
  • mark
  • rube
  • sucker
  • dupe
  • chump
  • fall guy
  • gull
  • soft touch
  • mug
  • fool

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