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susceptibility definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the state of being susceptible; easily affected [syn: susceptibility, susceptibleness] [ant: immunity, unsusceptibility]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -ties) Date: 1644 1. the quality or state of being susceptible; especially lack of ability to resist some extraneous agent (as a pathogen or drug) ; sensitivity 2. a. a susceptible temperament or constitution b. plural feelings, sensibilities 3. a. the ratio of the magnetization in a substance to the corresponding magnetizing force b. the ratio of the electric polarization to the electric intensity in a polarized dielectric

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 the state of being susceptible. 2 (in pl.) a person's sensitive feelings. 3 Physics the ratio of magnetization to a magnetizing force.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Susceptibility Sus*cep`ti*bil"i*ty, n.; pl. Susceptibilities. [Cf. F. susceptibilit['e].] 1. The state or quality of being susceptible; the capability of receiving impressions, or of being affected. 2. Specifically, capacity for deep feeling or emotional excitement; sensibility, in its broadest acceptation; impressibility; sensitiveness. Magnetic susceptibility (Physics), the intensity of magnetization of a body placed in a uniform megnetic field of unit strength. --Sir W. Thomson. Syn: Capability; sensibility; feeling; emotion.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(susceptibilities) 1. If you have a susceptibility to something unpleasant, you are likely to be affected by it. ...his increased susceptibility to infections. = vulnerability N-VAR 2. A person's susceptibilities are feelings which can be easily hurt. (FORMAL) I am well aware that in saying this I shall outrage a few susceptibilities. = sensibilities N-PLURAL

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Sensitiveness, impressibility, susceptibleness, susceptivity, excitability.

Moby Thesaurus

a thing for, ability, ableness, accessibility, adaptability, adequacy, affectibility, affection, affectionateness, affectivity, affinity, agreeability, amativeness, amenability, amenableness, amorousness, aptitude, aptness, bendability, bent, bias, brightness, caliber, capability, capableness, capacity, cast, cleverness, competence, conatus, conduciveness, defenselessness, delicacy, delight, demonstrativeness, diathesis, disposition, docility, ductibility, ductility, eagerness, ecstasy, educability, efficacy, efficiency, elasticity, enchantment, exposure, extendibility, extensibility, facility, faculty, feeling for, fictility, fitness, flair, flexibility, flexility, flexuousness, formativeness, genius, give, goatishness, helplessness, horniness, impressibility, impressionability, inclination, influenceability, intelligence, leaning, liability, liking, limberness, limen, litheness, lovelornness, lovesickness, malleability, moldability, motivation, movability, nakedness, nonimmunity, open-mindedness, openness, openness to sensation, penchant, perceptibility, persuadability, perviousness, physical sensibility, plasticity, pliability, pliancy, predilection, predisposition, prejudice, probability, proclivity, proficiency, proneness, propensity, qualification, quickness, rapture, readiness, readiness of feeling, receptiveness, receptivity, responsiveness, romanticism, sensation level, sensibility, sensibleness, sensitiveness, sensitivity, sensitivity to, sentience, sentiency, sentimentality, sequacity, sexiness, soft spot, springiness, submissiveness, sufficiency, suggestibility, suppleness, susceptivity, swayableness, talent, teachability, teachableness, tendency, tensileness, tensility, the goods, the stuff, threshold of sensation, tractability, tractility, trainableness, tropism, turn, twist, vulnerability, warp, weakness, what it takes, willingness, willowiness



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