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insusceptible

[in-suh-sep-tuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. not susceptible; incapable of being influenced or affected (usually followed by of or to): insusceptible of flattery; insusceptible to infection.

Origin of insusceptible

First recorded in 1595–1605; in-3 + susceptible
Related formsin·sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ty, nounin·sus·cep·ti·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for insusceptible

Historical Examples

  • It fell upon his ear with many tones of tenderness, that were not insusceptible of the new meaning.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • The atmosphere of such a town would be like that of the country, insusceptible of the miasmata which produce yellow fever.

  • It is essentially in this region, insusceptible of any absolute classification, that the above-named conditions play their part.

  • Insusceptible, in-sus-sep′ti-bl, adj. not susceptible: not capable of feeling or of being affected—also Insuscep′tive.

  • Life itself is insusceptible of any definition which satisfies, but we know that we live, nevertheless.

    A Little Book for Christmas

    Cyrus Townsend Brady


British Dictionary definitions for insusceptible

insusceptible

adjective
  1. (when postpositive, usually foll by to) not capable of being affected (by); not susceptible (to)
Derived Formsinsusceptibility, nouninsusceptibly, adverb
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