What does susceptible mean?

Definitions for susceptiblesəˈsɛp tə bəl

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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


  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

  3. 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

  1. Susceptible

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of susceptible in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of susceptible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Platkin:

    That was a real disservice and taking advantage of a susceptible audience.

  2. Desiderius Erasmus:

    Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.

  3. Amy Freedman:

    The reality is there's some settling in the mining space, a lot of the juniors are susceptible.

  4. Nancy Rigotti:

    Adolescent brains appear to be especially susceptible to becoming addicted to nicotine when exposed.

  5. Oliver Rosenbauer:

    This is an epidemic-prone disease, this is a virus that's very good at finding susceptible children.

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