Definition of unsusceptible in English:



  • 1Not likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing.

    ‘infants are relatively unsusceptible to infections’
    • ‘Suicide terrorists are not some other breed of men, unsusceptible to the usual tools of statecraft.’
    • ‘He has the power to make hearts beat faster, time move at a slower pace and, for the unsusceptible, flesh creep.’
    • ‘However, he was not unsusceptible to those dark powers which amassed now against his soul.’
    • ‘Since toddlers are largely unsusceptible to cease-and-desist letters, it fell to the cassette makers to stop abetting the kids' illegal behavior.’
    • ‘Romantic relationships have been presumed unsusceptible to a structure of rules, perhaps because of the widespread belief that love is the most intimate and idiosyncratic of human emotions.’
    • ‘The classic example of a public good is a lighthouse: unlike a private good, the benefits of the lighthouse are joint and, once produced, are unsusceptible to exclusion.’
    • ‘More importantly, being rich doesn't make them unsusceptible to problems every family faces.’
    • ‘Without Chelex, nicking may also involve a second mechanism that is relatively unsusceptible to radical quenching-perhaps via the formation of chromophores that may directly initiate DNA cleavage with UV-A excitation.’
    • ‘Those who proved themselves unsusceptible to bribery were murdered.’
    • ‘Such alterations are inherently unsusceptible to quantitative measurement or prediction.’
    • ‘Now we have a ghastly split between the mundane, apparently unsusceptible to any form of artistic transfiguration, and pure music whose splendour and misery are that it is uncontaminated by reality.’
    • ‘These patterns suggest the existence of both inherent susceptibility and resistance, but also underscore the ability of S. mansoni to adapt to and acquire previously unsusceptible species as hosts.’
    • ‘The life of men, of the beasts of the field, of the earth itself seemed destined to revolve in an everlasting cycle, a natural cycle, unsusceptible to the changes of time.’
    resistant, not subject, not liable, not vulnerable, not open, not exposed
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  • 2unsusceptible ofNot capable or admitting of.

    ‘their meaning is unsusceptible of analysis’
    • ‘We cannot pronounce them unsusceptible of civilization since even apes have been taught to eat, drink, repose and dress like men.’