Impressionable
Impressionable Im*pres"sion*a*ble, a. [Cf. F. impressionnable.] Liable or subject to impression; capable of being molded; susceptible; impressible; as, a bad influence on impressionable youths. [1913 Webster]

He was too impressionable; he had too much of the temperament of genius. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

A pretty face and an impressionable disposition. --T. Hook. [1913 Webster]


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