- Susceptible is defined as easily affected or easily influenced.
If people can trick you easily, this is an example of when you aresusceptible to being tricked.
Origin of susceptibleMedieval Latin susceptibilis ; from Classical Latin susceptus, past participle of suscipere, to receive, undertake ; from sus- (see sub-), under + capere, to take (see have)
- Easily influenced or affected: Is he susceptible to persuasion? I'm very susceptible to colds.
- Especially sensitive; highly impressionable: a susceptible child.
- Permitting an action to be performed; capable of undergoing something: a statement susceptible of proof; a disease susceptible to treatment.
Origin of susceptibleLate Latin susceptibilis, from Latin susceptus, past participle of suscipere, to receive : sub-, from below; see sub– + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more susceptible, superlative most susceptible)
- likely to be affected by something
- He was susceptible to minor ailments.
- easily influenced or tricked; credulous
- (medicine) especially sensitive, especially to a stimulus
- that, when subjected to a specific operation, will yield a specific result
- Rational numbers are susceptible of description as quotients of two integers.
- A properly prepared surface is susceptible of an enduring paint job.
- vulnerable; (temporarily) defenseless
- (epidemiology) A person who is vulnerable to being infected by a certain disease