(often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of
"susceptible to colds"; "susceptible of proof"
easily impressed emotionally
A person who is vulnerable to being infected by a certain disease
likely to be affected by something
He was susceptible to minor ailments
easily influenced or tricked; credulous
especially sensitive, especially to a stimulus
Origin: From susceptibilis, from susceptus, from suscipere.
capable of admitting anything additional, or any change, affection, or influence; readily acted upon; as, a body susceptible of color or of alteration
capable of impression; having nice sensibility; impressible; tender; sensitive; as, children are more susceptible than adults; a man of a susceptible heart
Origin: [F., from L. suscipere, susceptum, to take up, to support, undertake, recognize, admit; pref. sus (see Sub-) + capere to take. See Capable.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sus-sep′ti-bl, adj. capable of receiving anything: impressible: disposed to admit.—ns. Susceptibil′ity, Suscep′tibleness, quality of being susceptible: capability: sensibility.—adv. Suscep′tibly.—adj. Suscep′tive, capable of receiving or admitting: readily admitting.—ns. Suscep′tiveness; Susceptiv′ity; Suscep′tor; Suscip′iency.—adj. Suscip′ient. [Fr.,—L. suscipĕre, susceptum, to take up—sub, up, capĕre, to take.]
The numerical value of susceptible in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of susceptible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
As we age, the epidermis (the skin’s outer layer) thins and weakens, making it susceptible to dehydration and wrinkling.
It's a hopeful finding, the children we studied were very susceptible to stress. But far from being doomed, they were instead particularly responsive to help.
Everything is susceptible to change, don't fear it, embrace it, after all u can't go back but there's always a new chapter of life just waiting to be written.
Israel, like Jordan, is susceptible to the problem that all the states in the region are, regardless of if you can secure your borders, the ideology can traverse.
I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps.
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- anfällig, suszeptible, beeindruckbar, empfindlich, störempfindlich, empfänglichGerman
- sensible, susceptible, sensitivo, propenso, delicadoSpanish
- herkkä, altis, herkistynytFinnish
- érzékeny, fogékonyHungarian
- podatny, wrażliwyPolish
- поддающийся, чувствительный, восприимчивыйRussian
- känslig, mottagligSwedish
- duyarlı, elverişli, müsâitTurkish
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