[ suhg-jes-tuh-buhl, suh- ]
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  1. subject to or easily influenced by suggestion.

  2. that may be suggested.

Origin of suggestible

First recorded in 1885–90; suggest + -ible

Other words from suggestible

  • sug·gest·i·bil·i·ty, sug·gest·i·ble·ness, noun
  • sug·gest·i·bly, adverb
  • hy·per·sug·ges·ti·bil·i·ty, noun
  • hy·per·sug·ges·ti·ble, adjective
  • hy·per·sug·ges·ti·ble·ness, noun
  • hy·per·sug·ges·ti·bly, adverb
  • non·sug·gest·i·ble, adjective
  • un·sug·gest·i·ble, adjective

Words Nearby suggestible Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use suggestible in a sentence

  • It is always suggestible people who are likely to have premonitions.

    Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
  • People who are very suggestible can be led into states of mind which preclude criticism or reflection.

    Folkways | William Graham Sumner
  • A child who is "suggestible" to a high degree shows it in what we call "motility."

    The Story of the Mind | James Mark Baldwin
  • You were so dogmatic and argumentative that Dr. Hoyt is a suggestible schoolboy in comparison.

    No Charge for Alterations | Horace Leonard Gold
  • How deeply suggestible the mass of people can be is only appreciated when one sees the result of public health lectures and books.

    The Nervous Housewife | Abraham Myerson

British Dictionary definitions for suggestible


/ (səˈdʒɛstɪbəl) /

  1. easily influenced by ideas provided by other persons

  2. characteristic of something that can be suggested

Derived forms of suggestible

  • suggestibleness, noun
  • suggestibly, adverb

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