[suh g-jes-tuh-buh l, suh-]


subject to or easily influenced by suggestion.
that may be suggested.

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. 2019

Examples from the Web for suggestible

Historical Examples of suggestible

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for suggestible



easily influenced by ideas provided by other persons
characteristic of something that can be suggested
Derived Formssuggestibleness, nounsuggestibly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for suggestible

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

suggestible in Medicine


[səg-jĕstə-bəl, sə-jĕs-]


Readily influenced by suggestion.
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