[suh g-jes-tuh-buh l, suh-]
Origin of suggestible
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
First recorded in 1885–90; suggest
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Examples from the Web for suggestibility
Historical Examples of suggestibility
All that is needed is a higher degree of suggestibility than is found in the normal life.
When this happens you will have proof of your suggestibility.
On the side of conduct his suggestibility is equally remarkable.
These appeals to suggestibility all come under the head of drama.
In short, individuality and personality of character are the opposites of suggestibility.
British Dictionary definitions for suggestibility
- psychol a state, esp under hypnosis, in which a person will accept the suggestions of another person and act accordingly
Derived Formssuggestibleness, nounsuggestibly, adverb
- easily influenced by ideas provided by other persons
- characteristic of something that can be suggested
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Word Origin and History for suggestibility
1890, "capable of being influenced," from suggest + -ible. Meaning "that can be suggested" is from 1905.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
suggestibility in Medicine
- Responsiveness or susceptibility to suggestion.
- Readily influenced by suggestion.
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