Definition of SUSCEPTIBLE

being in a situation where one is likely to meet with harm <some people are more susceptible to depression during the winter because of reduced exposure to sunlight>
lacking protection from danger or resistance against attack <completely susceptible and totally defenseless against the imploring eyes of the puppy in the pet store>
readily taken advantage of <having recently lost his job, he was more susceptible to the illusory promises of get-rich-quick schemes>
Synonyms dewy-eyed, exploitable, gullible (also gullable), naive (or naïve), susceptible, trusting, unwary, wide-eyed

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