[ suh-sep-tuh-bil-i-tee ]


  1. the state or fact of being likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing; vulnerability or weakness
  2. a person’s feelings, typically considered as being easily hurt.

Examples of susceptibility in a sentence:

  • The infant’s susceptibility to illness caused her to become sick very easily.  
  • Because of the location’s susceptibility to break-ins, alarm systems were installed as a first defense.