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
From Late Latin susceptibilis, from Latin susceptus, from suscipere.