suggestible
adjective Date: 1890 easily influenced by suggestion • suggestibility noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • suggestible — [ sygʒɛstibl ] adj. • 1888; du lat. suggestio ♦ Didact. Qui accepte facilement les suggestions, est influençable par suggestion (3o). N. f. SUGGESTIBILITÉ , (1887) . ● suggestible adjectif Qui reçoit facilement les suggestions. ⇒SUGGESTIBLE, adj …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • suggestible — means ‘open to suggestion, easily swayed’ and is used of a person: highly suggestible individuals who have had paranormal experiences. Less common is the sense ‘able to be suggested’ (used of an idea or proposal). In both meanings the word is… …   Modern English usage

  • suggestible — index open (persuasible), pliant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • suggestible — 1890, “capable of being influenced,” from SUGGEST (Cf. suggest) + IBLE (Cf. ible). Meaning “that can be suggested” is from 1905 …   Etymology dictionary

  • suggestible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ open to suggestion; easily swayed. DERIVATIVES suggestibility noun …   English terms dictionary

  • suggestible — [səgjes′tə bəl, səjes′tə bəl] adj. 1. readily influenced by suggestion; often, specif., susceptible to suggestion through hypnosis 2. that can be suggested suggestibility n …   English World dictionary

  • suggestible — sug|gest|i|ble [səˈdʒestıbəl US səg ] adj easily influenced by other people or by things you see and hear very/highly/extremely suggestible ▪ At that age, kids are highly suggestible …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • suggestible — [[t]səʤe̱stɪb(ə)l, AM səgʤ [/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is suggestible can be easily influenced by other people. People tending to make false confessions are likely to be highly suggestible and compliant individuals …   English dictionary

  • suggestible — adjective easily influenced by other people or by things you see and hear: highly/very suggestible: At that age, kids are highly suggestible …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • suggestible — Susceptible to suggestion. * * * sug·gest·ible sə(g) jes tə bəl adj easily influenced by suggestion <a suggestible hypnotic subject> * * * sug·ges·ti·ble (səg jesґtĭ bəl) highly susceptible to suggestion …   Medical dictionary

  • suggestible — sug|gest|i|ble [ səg dʒestəbl ] adjective easily influenced by other people: Children of this age are often highly suggestible. ╾ sug|gest|i|bil|i|ty [ səg,dʒestə bıləti ] noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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