Definitions for susceptiblesəˈsɛp tə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sus•cep•ti•blesəˈsɛp tə bəl(adj.)

  1. admitting or capable of some specified treatment:

    susceptible to various interpretations.

  2. accessible, liable, or subject to some influence, agency, etc.:

    susceptible to colds; susceptible to flattery.

  3. capable of being affected emotionally.

Origin of susceptible:

1595–1605; < LL susceptibilis= L suscept(us), ptp. of suscipere to take up, support (sus-sus - +capere to take, capture ) +-ibilis -ible


Princeton's WordNet

  1. susceptible(adj)

    (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of

    "susceptible to colds"; "susceptible of proof"

  2. susceptible(adj)

    easily impressed emotionally

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. susceptible(adjective)əˈsɛp tə bəl

    likely to suffer from or be damaged by

    Babies are more susceptible to infection than adults.; a computer that is susceptible to attack from viruses


  1. susceptible(Noun)

    A person who is vulnerable to being infected by a certain disease

  2. susceptible(Adjective)

    likely to be affected by something

    He was susceptible to minor ailments

  3. susceptible(Adjective)

    easily influenced or tricked; credulous

  4. susceptible(Adjective)

    especially sensitive, especially to a stimulus

  5. Origin: From susceptibilis, from susceptus, from suscipere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Susceptible(adj)

    capable of admitting anything additional, or any change, affection, or influence; readily acted upon; as, a body susceptible of color or of alteration

  2. Susceptible(adj)

    capable of impression; having nice sensibility; impressible; tender; sensitive; as, children are more susceptible than adults; a man of a susceptible heart

Translations for susceptible

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(usually with about or to ) easily hurt or offended

She is very sensitive to criticism.

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