[ suh-sep-tuh-bil-i-tee ]
/ səˌsɛp təˈbɪl ɪ ti /

noun, plural sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ties.

state or character of being susceptible: susceptibility to disease.
capacity for receiving mental or moral impressions; tendency to be emotionally affected.
susceptibilities, capacities for emotion; feelings: His susceptibilities are easily wounded.

Nearby words

  1. susah,
  2. susan,
  3. susanna,
  4. susanne,
  5. susceptance,
  6. susceptible,
  7. susceptive,
  8. susceptivity,
  9. susceptor,
  10. susette

Origin of susceptibility

1635–45; < Medieval Latin susceptibilitās, equivalent to susceptibil(is) susceptible + -itās- -ity

Related formsnon·sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ty, nouno·ver·sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ty, nounpre·sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ty, noun, plural pre·sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ties.un·sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for susceptibility


/ (səˌsɛptəˈbɪlɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the quality or condition of being susceptible
the ability or tendency to be impressed by emotional feelings; sensitivity
(plural) emotional sensibilities; feelings
  1. Also called: electric susceptibility(of a dielectric) the amount by which the relative permittivity differs from unitySymbol: Χ
  2. Also called: magnetic susceptibility(of a magnetic medium) the amount by which the relative permeability differs from unitySymbol: Κ
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