susceptible Definition

  • 1likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing
  • 2capable or admitting of
  • 3easily affected emotionally

Using susceptible: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "susceptible" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Children are more susceptible to infections than adults.

  • Example

    The elderly are particularly susceptible to the disease.

  • Example

    The company is susceptible to changes in the economy.

  • Example

    She is susceptible to flattery.

susceptible Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for susceptible

Antonyms for susceptible

Phrases with susceptible

  • susceptible to persuasion

    easily influenced or convinced by someone else's arguments or suggestions


    He is susceptible to persuasion and can easily be talked into doing things he doesn't want to do.

  • easily criticized or attacked


    Her work is susceptible to criticism because it lacks originality.

  • likely to change or be changed


    The company's policies are susceptible to change depending on market conditions.

Origins of susceptible

from Latin 'susceptibilis', from 'suscipere' meaning 'take up'


Summary: susceptible in Brief

The term 'susceptible' [səˈseptəbəl] refers to something that is likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing. It can also mean capable or admitting of, and easily affected emotionally. Examples include 'Children are more susceptible to infections than adults,' and 'She is susceptible to flattery.' Phrases like 'susceptible to persuasion' and 'susceptible to change' further illustrate the word's meanings.

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