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susceptible

sus·cep·ti·ble

susceptible

 
 
pronunciation:
s sep t bl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: easily influenced or impressed (usu. fol. by to).
Teenagers are thought to be highly susceptible to psychological pressure.
synonyms:
impressionable, pliable, suggestible
antonyms:
immune, impervious, insusceptible, streetwise, superior, unsusceptible
similar words:
accessible, amenable, credulous, easy, gullible, malleable, manageable, open
definition 2: especially likely to be afflicted or suffer (usu. fol. by to).
People with weakened immune systems are particularly susceptible to this flu.
synonyms:
liable, prone, sensitive, subject
antonyms:
immune, insusceptible, resistant, unsusceptible
similar words:
accessible, inclined, open, predisposed, pregnable, vulnerable
definition 3: readily accepting or permitting a particular action or treatment (usu. fol. by to or of).
His action was susceptible of many different interpretations.
synonyms:
accessible, capable, open
antonyms:
unsusceptible
similar words:
accepting, receptive
definition 4: emotionally sensitive or impressionable.
a young, susceptible child
synonyms:
impressionable, sensitive
antonyms:
unsusceptible
similar words:
feeling, insecure, unstable, vulnerable, weak
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derivations: susceptibly (adv.), susceptibleness (n.)
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