(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
That was a real disservice and taking advantage of a susceptible audience.
Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.
The reality is there's some settling in the mining space, a lot of the juniors are susceptible.
Adolescent brains appear to be especially susceptible to becoming addicted to nicotine when exposed.
This is an epidemic-prone disease, this is a virus that's very good at finding susceptible children.
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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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