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suggestible

[suh g-jes-tuh-buh l, suh-] /səgˈdʒɛs tə bəl, sə-/
adjective
1.
subject to or easily influenced by suggestion.
2.
that may be suggested.
Origin of suggestible
1885-1890
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
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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

suggestible

/səˈdʒɛstɪbəl/
adjective
1.
easily influenced by ideas provided by other persons
2.
characteristic of something that can be suggested
Derived Forms
suggestibleness, noun
suggestibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for suggestible
adj.

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'-)
adj.
Readily influenced by suggestion.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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