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[suh g-jes-tuh-buh l, suh-] /səgˈdʒɛs tə bəl, sə-/
subject to or easily influenced by suggestion.
that may be suggested.
Origin of suggestible
1885-90; suggest + -ible
Related forms
suggestibility, suggestibleness, noun
suggestibly, adverb
hypersuggestibility, noun
hypersuggestible, adjective
hypersuggestibleness, noun
hypersuggestibly, adverb
nonsuggestible, adjective
unsuggestible, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for suggestible
  • But while he's in that trance state, he should also be reasonably suggestible.
  • But the communications with the dead went by without raising a single goose bump on this suggestible viewer's skin.
  • Events are predictable, only behaviors are suggestible.
  • He felt foolish to be so suggestible, so lightly carried here by his new sense of ease and possibility.
  • But humans in general are highly suggestible, especially when things aren't falling into place.
  • Investigated preschoolers' suggestible responses on memory tests.
British Dictionary definitions for suggestible


easily influenced by ideas provided by other persons
characteristic of something that can be suggested
Derived Forms
suggestibleness, noun
suggestibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for suggestible

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

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suggestible in Medicine

suggestible sug·gest·i·ble (səg-jěs'tə-bəl, sə-jěs'-)
Readily influenced by suggestion.

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