suggestible

adjective
sug·gest·ible | \səg-ˈje-stə-bəl, sə-ˈje-\

Definition of suggestible 

: easily influenced by suggestion

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suggestibility \səg-ˌje-stə-ˈbi-lə-tē, sə-ˌje- \ noun

Examples of suggestible in a Sentence

The patient was highly suggestible.

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And while some psychologists assert people with DID are simply highly suggestible, there are neural imaging studies indicating otherwise. Philip Chard, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Emotional trauma can lead to dissociative identity disorder," 3 July 2018 But Trump appears to be unusually suggestible for someone in his position. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "The World’s Most Powerful Rube," 4 June 2018 As Kirillov, his suggestible victim, paced the stage, preparing to commit suicide as the ultimate proof of his free will, Verkhovensky slowly and deliberately devoured a chicken, diligently sucking on every wing and bone. The Economist, "A great Russian director brings history to life on stage," 17 May 2018 Other people might just be highly suggestible and using their imaginations to hear the sounds (or people who sense something in the realm between noise and imagination). Brian Resnick, Vox, "Can you hear these silent GIFs? You may have a new form of synesthesia.," 3 May 2018 The other is more automatic and easily suggestible. Haley Sweetland Edwards, Time, "You're Addicted to Your Smartphone. This Company Thinks It Can Change That," 13 Apr. 2018 If your child seems particularly suggestible and tends to take advice from YouTube stars, by all means. Heidi Stevens, chicagotribune.com, "Calm down about the condom challenge, grown-ups," 2 Apr. 2018 Humans, the research often suggested, were reliably mercurial, highly suggestible, profoundly irrational, tricksters better at fooling ourselves than anyone else. Susan Dominus, New York Times, "When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy," 18 Oct. 2017 The researchers argue that highly suggestible people have a tighter focus on instructions. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Hypnotic suggestion prevents action, not recognition," 29 July 2017

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1890, in the meaning defined above

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suggestible

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of suggestible

: likely to believe that what someone says is true or may be true : easily influenced

suggestible

adjective
sug·gest·ible | \sə(g)-ˈjes-tə-bəl \

Medical Definition of suggestible 

: easily influenced by suggestion a suggestible hypnotic subject

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