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Meaning of SUSCEPTIBILITY

Pronunciation:  su`septu'bilitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the state of being susceptible; easily affected
 

SUSCEPTIBILITY is a 14 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: susceptibleness
 
 Antonyms: immunity, unsusceptibility
 
 See Also: capability, capacity, condition, liability, predisposition, reactivity, sensitivity, status, suggestibility

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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