sug·​gest·​ible | \ səg-ˈje-stə-bəl How to pronounce suggestible (audio) , sə-ˈje- \

Definition of suggestible

: easily influenced by suggestion

Other Words from suggestible

suggestibility \ səg-​ˌje-​stə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce suggestible (audio) , sə-​ˌje-​ \ noun

Examples of suggestible in a Sentence

The patient was highly suggestible.
Recent Examples on the Web But the communications with the dead went by without raising a single goose bump on this suggestible viewer’s skin. Richard Brod, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 Hence its migration from college campuses to K-12 schools, where its practitioners expect to find supple and more-suggestible minds. Gerard Baker, WSJ, 21 June 2021 Patients, many of them vulnerable and afraid, are suggestible in the extreme—and the COVID-19 pandemic has only underscored that truth. Carolyn Barber, Fortune, 22 Sep. 2020 Silverstone applies a harried sense of confused anxiety to Susan, while Corddry plays Bob as an unmotivated and easily suggestible pushover. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2020 People who are overly suggestible, isolated and angry, based on their social and environmental circumstances may get attracted to dangerous ideologies, or join a criminal group or cult. Arash Javanbakht, The Conversation, 8 Aug. 2019 Others may be suggestible to hearing or sensing sounds within the realm of the imagination. Laura Yan, Popular Mechanics, 15 July 2018 And while some psychologists assert people with DID are simply highly suggestible, there are neural imaging studies indicating otherwise. Philip Chard, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 July 2018 But Trump appears to be unusually suggestible for someone in his position. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of suggestible

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Suggestible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of suggestible

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


sug·​gest·​ible | \ sə(g)-ˈjes-tə-bəl How to pronounce suggestible (audio) \

Medical Definition of suggestible

: easily influenced by suggestion a suggestible hypnotic subject

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