[suh g-jes-tuh-buh l, suh-]

Origin of suggestible

First recorded in 1885–90; suggest + -ible
Related formssug·gest·i·bil·i·ty, sug·gest·i·ble·ness, nounsug·gest·i·bly, adverbhy·per·sug·ges·ti·bil·i·ty, nounhy·per·sug·ges·ti·ble, adjectivehy·per·sug·ges·ti·ble·ness, nounhy·per·sug·ges·ti·bly, adverbnon·sug·gest·i·ble, adjectiveun·sug·gest·i·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for hypersuggestibility


  1. easily influenced by ideas provided by other persons
  2. characteristic of something that can be suggested
Derived Formssuggestibleness, nounsuggestibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for hypersuggestibility



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

hypersuggestibility in Medicine


[səg-jĕstə-bəl, sə-jĕs-]
  1. Readily influenced by suggestion.
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