- not susceptible; incapable of being influenced or affected (usually followed by of or to): insusceptible of flattery; insusceptible to infection.
Origin of insusceptible
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Related Wordsaloof, bloodless, crass, hard, hard-boiled, hardened, hardhearted, heartless, impassible, impassive, incurious, obtuse, stony, tactless, thick-skinned, tough, uncaring, unconcerned, unfeeling, unimpressionable
Examples from the Web for insusceptible
It fell upon his ear with many tones of tenderness, that were not insusceptible of the new meaning.Little Dorrit
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
- (when postpositive, usually foll by to) not capable of being affected (by); not susceptible (to)
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