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Not susceptible: insusceptible to bribery.

in·sus·cep′ti·bil′i·ty n.
in′sus·cep′ti·bly adv.


(when: postpositive, usually foll by to) not capable of being affected (by); not susceptible (to)
ˌinsusˌceptiˈbility n
ˌinsusˈceptibly adv


(ˌɪn səˈsɛp tə bəl)

not susceptible; not readily influenced or affected (usu. fol. by of or to).
in`sus•cep`ti•bil′i•ty, n.
in`sus•cep′ti•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insusceptible - not susceptible to
insensitive - not responsive to physical stimuli; "insensitive to radiation"


1. Not capable of being affected or impressed:
2. Having the capacity to withstand:


adjnicht anfällig (to für), unempfindlich (to gegen); (fig: = immune) → unempfänglich (to für); insusceptible to painschmerzunempfindlich
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Even a matron is not insusceptible to flattery, and the prospect of a visitor whose great object would be to listen to her conversation, was not without its charms to Mrs.
It fell upon his ear with many tones of tenderness, that were not insusceptible of the new meaning.
In this case and in Trolley (Landslide) if the bystander takes option (ii), the prevention event is the event involving the potential victims whereby they are rendered insusceptible to the harm.
29-31) In 2004, AI researchers went through great lengths to detail the difficulties of replicating human perception, asserting that driving in traffic would remain insusceptible to automation.
4] Increasing multidrug resistance in bacterial uropathogens is an important and emerging public health problem because of their characteristic of very fast rise and spread of mutant strains and hence these are insusceptible to medical treatment.
Originating from an encrypted digital platform, these barcodes are expected to be insusceptible to counterfeiting and will provide details of the production date, location, batch number, and manufacturer of the pharmaceutical product.
Gore is insusceptible of principled application; accordingly, I do not feel justified in giving the case stare decisis effect.
a constitutional doctrine adopted by the Court is not only mistaken but also insusceptible of principled application, I do not feel bound to give it stare decisis effect--indeed, I do not feel justified in doing so.
As an example, when he concluded that the future cannot be predicted, what he actually said was "the future is insusceptible to divination.
only if a claim term proved insusceptible to construction--meaning the
9) Lo Real imposible se refiere a aquel registro que, anudado a lo simbolico y a lo imaginario, es irreductible e insusceptible de ser atrapado por los efectos de significacion del significante.
1987), the Court of Claims and Sixth Circuit, respectively, allowed TPT credits for transferee spouse's income interest in sprinkle trusts (attacked by the IRS for being insusceptible to valuation) because state law and a testatorial intent to primarily maintain the transferee spouse were found to impliedly immunize a portion of trust corpus from invasion; in these cases, the transferee spouse's actuarial factor was multiplied by the value of the corpus not subject to invasion.