Sus*cep"ti*ble (?), a. [F., from L. suscipere, susceptum, to take up, to support, undertake, recognize, admit; pref. sus (see Sub-) + capere to take. See Capable.]

1.

Capable of admitting anything additional, or any change, affection, or influence; readily acted upon; as, a body susceptible of color or of alteration.

It sheds on souls susceptible of light, The glorious dawn of our eternal day. Young.

2.

Capable of impression; having nice sensibility; impressible; tender; sensitive; as, children are more susceptible than adults; a man of a susceptible heart.

<-- = impressionable -->

Candidates are . . . not very susceptible of affronts. Cowper.

I am constitutionally susceptible of noises. Lamb.

-- Sus*cep"ti*ble*ness, n. -- Sus*cep"ti*bly, adv.

 

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