susceptibility


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sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ty

 (sə-sĕp′tə-bĭl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being susceptible.
2. The capacity to be affected by deep emotions or strong feelings; sensitivity.
3. susceptibilities Sensibilities; feelings.

susceptibility

(səˌsɛptəˈbɪlɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the quality or condition of being susceptible
2. the ability or tendency to be impressed by emotional feelings; sensitivity
3. (plural) emotional sensibilities; feelings
4. (General Physics) physics
a. Also called: electric susceptibility (of a dielectric) the amount by which the relative permittivity differs from unity. Symbol: Χ
b. Also called: magnetic susceptibility (of a magnetic medium) the amount by which the relative permeability differs from unity. Symbol: Κ

sus•cep•ti•bil•i•ty

(səˌsɛp təˈbɪl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or character of being susceptible.
2. capacity for receiving mental or moral impressions; tendency to be emotionally affected.
3. susceptibilities, capacities for emotion; feelings.
4. the degree to which a substance can become magnetized, expressed as the ratio of magnetization to the strength of the magnetizing force.
[1635–45; < Medieval Latin]

susceptibility

The vulnerability of a target audience to particular forms of psychological operations approach.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.susceptibility - the state of being susceptible; easily affected
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
liability - the state of being legally obliged and responsible
capability, capacity - the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment; "the capability of a metal to be fused"
predisposition, sensitivity - susceptibility to a pathogen
reactivity - ready susceptibility to chemical change
suggestibility - susceptibility or responsiveness to suggestion
immunity, unsusceptibility - the state of not being susceptible; "unsusceptibility to rust"

susceptibility

noun
1. vulnerability, weakness, liability, propensity, predisposition, proneness his increased susceptibility to infections
2. sensitivity, responsiveness, receptiveness, suggestibility, vulnerability, openness, defenselessness She has difficulty dining out because of her susceptibility to smells.

susceptibility

noun
The condition of being laid open to something undesirable or injurious:
Translations
Suszeptibilität
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susceptibility

[səˌseptəˈbɪlɪtɪ] N (to attack) → susceptibilidad f (Med) (to illness, infection) → propensión f (to a) (to persuasion, flattery) → sensibilidad f (to a) to offend sb's susceptibilitiesherir la sensibilidad de algn

susceptibility

[səˌsɛptɪˈbɪləti]
n (= vulnerability) → susceptibilité f
susceptibility to sth → susceptibilité à qch
susceptibilities npl (= sensibilities) → susceptibilités fpl

susceptibility

n
no pl susceptibility to something (to charms, flattery etc)Empfänglichkeit ffür etw; to attackAusgesetztsein nt(to sth gegenüber etw); to rheumatism, coldsAnfälligkeit ffür etw; susceptibility to painSchmerzempfindlichkeit f; susceptibility to treatmentBehandelbarkeit f; susceptibility to unkind remarksEmpfindlichkeit fin Bezug auf unfreundliche Bemerkungen; his susceptibility to her tears/pleasdass er sich durch ihre Tränen/Bitten erweichen lässt/ließ
susceptibilities pl (= sensibilities)Feingefühl nt

susceptibility

[səˌsɛptəˈbɪlɪtɪ] nsuscettibilità f inv (Med) → predisposizione f

sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ty

n. susceptibilidad.

susceptibility

n susceptibilidad f
References in classic literature ?
The excessive physical charm of the Creole had first attracted her, for Edna had a sensuous susceptibility to beauty.
In a character where it should exist as the chief attribute, it would bestow on its possessor an exquisite taste, and an enviable susceptibility of happiness.
Heathcliff, I believe, had not treated him physically ill; thanks to his fearless nature, which offered no temptation to that course of oppression: he had none of the timid susceptibility that would have given zest to ill-treatment, in Heathcliff s judgment.
When I tell you that Norah's faithful attachment to her sister still remains unshaken, and that there lies hidden under her noble submission to the unhappy circumstances of her life a proud susceptibility to slights of all kinds, which is deeply seated in her nature -- you will understand the true motive of the refusal which has so naturally and so justly disappointed you.
I believe," said the spy, dropping his soft voice to a tone that invited confidence, and expressing an injured revolutionary susceptibility in every muscle of his wicked face: "I believe there is much compassion and anger in this neighbourhood, touching the poor fellow?
I believe she had not shown much susceptibility up to that time; but all the susceptibility she possessed, certainly came out then, and she passionately loved him.
D'Artagnan, then, remained majestic and intact in his susceptibility, till he came to this unlucky city of Meung.
Villefort's dusty garb, his costume, which was not of courtly cut, excited the susceptibility of M.
susceptibility to her feelings; which are naturally lively enough.
On the other hand, as the susceptibility of pleasure is also that of pain, the exuberant cheerfulness of the boy's prevailing temper sometimes yielded to moments of deep depression.
There certainly appears to be a peculiar susceptibility of moral and religious improvement among this tribe, and they would seem to be one of the very, very few that have benefited in morals and manners by an intercourse with white men.
Adam, you perceive, was by no means a marvellous man, nor, properly speaking, a genius, yet I will not pretend that his was an ordinary character among workmen; and it would not be at all a safe conclusion that the next best man you may happen to see with a basket of tools over his shoulder and a paper cap on his head has the strong conscience and the strong sense, the blended susceptibility and self-command, of our friend Adam.