Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to susceptive: meticulous


1. Receptive.
2. Susceptible.

sus·cep′tive·ness, sus·cep′tiv′i·ty n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


1. another word for receptive
2. a variant of susceptible
susceptivity, susˈceptiveness n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(rɪˈsɛp tɪv)

1. having the quality of receiving, taking in, or admitting.
2. able or quick to receive knowledge, ideas, etc.
3. willing or inclined to receive suggestions, offers, etc.
4. of or pertaining to reception or receptors: a receptive end organ.
5. of or pertaining to the language skills of listening and reading.
re•cep′tive•ly, adv.
re•cep•tiv•i•ty (ˌri sɛpˈtɪv ɪ ti) re•cep′tive•ness, n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:


1. Able to receive and respond to external stimuli:
2. Tending to incur:
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Further work is needed to compare gender differences in competition golf settings at the collegiate level to determine if female golfers truly are more susceptive to psychological stress than male golfers.
Secondly, the bulkier LChC8 and LChC10 sterically hindered the intramolecular and intermolecular interaction between polymer chains, therefore the chitosan was more susceptive to moisture.
The more susceptive a user is to reference groups the greater the perceived value of Facebook advertisements.
"The brain is very susceptive to subtle situational factors, but also really good at correcting for such effects, so awareness can help us be more rational in our decisions."
In addition, the assumptions used to calculate assets and reserves makes life insurers' statutory solvency positions susceptive to interest rate movements due to industry-wide asset and liability mismatch.
She stressed that the move to establish the center and others in the region is an effort aimed at addressing structural deficiencies, that were discovered to have left the sub-region susceptive to emerging threats, according to the Vice president, if not detected early enough could further plunge the region into crisis.
Using year-of-birth to control for cohort effect is susceptive to misspecification, when the birth year is extrapolated for the exact birth date using a parametric function, and approximation errors using such a parametric functional form of year-of-birth might be erroneously attributed to the causal effect of education (see Lee and Card 2008).
It was demonstrated that the junction transistor operating at higher frequencies has a conductive component and a susceptive component as admittance parameters, which indicate that a transient analysis can be done because the approximation based on susceptive components can be developed simply from the conductive components by applying considerations of the transit time by carrier [16].
As the biodegradable counterpart of POSS-PCU, POSS-PCL was considerably more susceptive to changes in the molecular weight distribution, mechanical properties, and surface morphology and chemistry after several sterilisation techniques.
[32] proposed a new rumor spreading model, which regards the transfer probability of nodes from susceptive to infected as a variable instead of a constant.
proposed a novel computer virus propagation model, called Susceptible-Latent-Breaking-Susceptible (SLBS) model, in which all the computers connected to the Internet are divided into three groups: virus-free computers, known as susceptive computer (S computer), infected computers that are latent (L computer), and infected computers in which the viruses are breaking out that means the computer with a high infectious level (B computer).
In the subsequent years, several researchers, however, demonstrated that Das's scheme is still susceptive to some attacks.