V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. easily affected, influenced, or impressed by something; 2. easily yielding to something
Synonyms: impressionable, open, accessible, pliable, malleable, inclined, prone, na´ve, sensitive, swayed, vulnerable
Antonyms: unimpressionable, inaccessible, steadfast, strong
Tips: Susceptible is derived from the Late Latin suscipere, which means "to take up." A person who is susceptible easily takes up others' opinions, ideas, emotions, or, as with a susceptible immune system, things like colds. The related noun susceptibility is the state of being easily affected or influenced.
People susceptible to motion sickness are advised not to ride roller coasters. (inclined, prone)
Many teenagers are very susceptible to peer pressure. (swayed by, vulnerable)
The study examined older people's susceptibility to depression and disease. (vulnerability) noun
He is very susceptible to persuasion, so I'm sure we can get him to agree to the deal. (vulnerable, open)
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