susceptible

If you are susceptible to something such as infections or earaches, it means you are likely to become sick with these things.

Have you ever received something you don't want? Well, with susceptible meaning "likely to be influenced or affected by" that is probably going to be the case. If you're susceptible to flattery, and someone wants something from you, all they have to do is give you a compliment or two and you'll do what they want. Material that's susceptible to cracking won't be in good condition for long.

Definitions of susceptible
  1. adjective
    (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of
    susceptible to colds”
    susceptible of proof”
    Synonyms:
    unprotected
    lacking protection or defense
    sensitive
    responsive to physical stimuli
    allergic, hypersensitised, hypersensitive, hypersensitized, sensitised, sensitized, supersensitised, supersensitive, supersensitized
    having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    amenable
    open to being acted upon in a certain way
    capable, open, subject
    possibly accepting or permitting
    convincible, persuadable, persuasible, suasible
    being susceptible to persuasion
    fictile, pliable
    susceptible to being led or directed
    liable, nonimmune, nonresistant, unresistant
    (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with
    predisposed
    made susceptible
    amenable, tractable
    readily reacting to suggestions and influences
    suggestible
    susceptible or responsive to suggestion
    temptable
    susceptible to temptation
    unvaccinated
    not vaccinated
    vulnerable
    susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation
    vulnerable
    susceptible to attack
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    Antonyms:
    insusceptible, unsusceptible
    not susceptible to
    insensitive
    not responsive to physical stimuli
    immune, resistant
    relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
    immunised, immunized, vaccinated
    having been rendered unsusceptible to a disease
    immunogenic
    possessing the ability to elicit an immune response
    incapable
    not being susceptible to or admitting of something (usually followed by `of')
    unpersuadable, unsuasible
    not susceptible to persuasion
    unresponsive
    not susceptible to suggestion or influence
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  2. adjective
    easily impressed emotionally
    Synonyms:
    impressible, impressionable, waxy
    easily impressed or influenced
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