One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘aggressive TV advertising aimed at susceptible children’
impressionable, credulous, gullible, innocent, ingenuous, easily taken in, naive, defenceless, vulnerable, easily led, manageable, acquiescent, adaptable, persuadable, tractable
sensitive, responsive, tender, thin-skinned, highly strung, emotional
2‘people susceptible to blackmail’
open to, receptive to, vulnerable to, defenceless against
an easy target for
rare susceptive to
3‘some people are more susceptible to ulcers than others’
liable to, prone to, subject to, inclined to, predisposed to, disposed to, given to, easily affected by, in danger of, at risk of, at the mercy of
4‘the resulting database will be susceptible of commercial exploitation’
capable of, admitting of, receptive of, open to, responsive to
rare susceptive of
incapable of, not open to
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