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suggestible

[suh g-jes-tuh-buh l, suh-]
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adjective
  1. subject to or easily influenced by suggestion.
  2. that may be suggested.
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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
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Examples from the Web for suggestibility

Historical Examples

  • All that is needed is a higher degree of suggestibility than is found in the normal life.

    Psychotherapy

    Hugo Mnsterberg

  • When this happens you will have proof of your suggestibility.

  • On the side of conduct his suggestibility is equally remarkable.

    The Story of the Mind

    James Mark Baldwin

  • These appeals to suggestibility all come under the head of drama.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner

  • In short, individuality and personality of character are the opposites of suggestibility.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner


British Dictionary definitions for suggestibility

suggestibility

noun
  1. psychol a state, esp under hypnosis, in which a person will accept the suggestions of another person and act accordingly
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suggestible

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

suggestible

adj.

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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

suggestibility in Medicine

suggestibility

(səg-jĕs′tə-bĭlĭ-tē, sə-jĕs′-)
n.
  1. Responsiveness or susceptibility to suggestion.
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suggestible

(səg-jĕstə-bəl, sə-jĕs-)
adj.
  1. Readily influenced by suggestion.
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