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[suh g-jes-tuh-buh l, suh-] /səgˈdʒɛs tə bəl, sə-/
subject to or easily influenced by suggestion.
that may be suggested.
Origin of suggestible
First recorded in 1885-90; suggest + -ible
Related forms
suggestibility, suggestibleness, noun
suggestibly, adverb
hypersuggestibility, noun
hypersuggestible, adjective
hypersuggestibleness, noun
hypersuggestibly, adverb
nonsuggestible, adjective
unsuggestible, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for suggestible
Historical Examples
  • He is suggestible, and here are the suggestions; he is made to inherit and he inherits.

    The Story of the Mind James Mark Baldwin
  • I have myself indicated how suggestible the personification is.

  • While everybody is suggestible, nervous people are abnormally so.

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
  • The Polynesian sorcerers confessed their practices harmless to Europeans;who were not suggestible on that plane of ideas.

  • Not knowing facts to the contrary, the suggestible mind accepts the proposition.

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
  • The suggestible witness believes himself to have seen and heard what the lawyer suggests.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • To be sure, the question whether the person is suggestible by nature or not cannot be settled simply by his own impression.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • Many of the most suggestible persons believe firmly that they are superior to any suggestive influence.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • They are merely normal side-effects of the bodily disease, accentuated perhaps by a suggestible temperament.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • On the one hand we have the movement itself as a popular suggestion for the suggestible masses.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
British Dictionary definitions for suggestible


easily influenced by ideas provided by other persons
characteristic of something that can be suggested
Derived Forms
suggestibleness, noun
suggestibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for suggestible

1890, "capable of being influenced," from suggest + -ible. Meaning "that can be suggested" is from 1905.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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suggestible in Medicine

suggestible sug·gest·i·ble (səg-jěs'tə-bəl, sə-jěs'-)
Readily influenced by suggestion.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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