from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not susceptible: insusceptible to bribery.

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  • adj. Impossible or difficult to effect; not susceptible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not susceptible; not capable of being moved, affected, or impressed; that can not feel, receive, or admit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not susceptible.
  • Not liable to be moved or affected by something: with to.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not susceptible to


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  • If social conflict splits us, we diagnose a communication problem, a semantic setback on the road to common ground, a gap that can be bridged by consensus on facts and deliberation on goals; it's just too painful to think that tribal values impervious to rationality and insusceptible to compromise are the ineluctable driver of our divisions.

    Marty Kaplan: Pessimism Is the Last Taboo

  • It is a disconcerting, even radical book, and its central subject, as in much of Warner's work, is the inherent strangeness of the self, resistant to control, insusceptible to coercion, demanding one way or another to be discovered and demanding more after that.

    Authors and others

  • Because you cannot, for your statement "... those oxymorons who make it their" morally superior "business to offend ..." is, I would contend, insusceptible of having any meaning spelled out on its behalf.

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • Enter Saphho Ritsos, the Trust operative who, based on her namesake, is intended to be insusceptible to Cankar's irresistible manly charms - the result of him producing "eleven times as many pheromones as ordinary males."

    REVIEW: The Crystal Cosmos by Rhys Hughes

  • He explained the rationale for such financing: An article of property, insusceptible of division at all, or not without great diminution of its worth, is sometimes of so large value that no purchaser can be found ...

    A Back-To-Jefferson Solution For The Housing Crisis

  • Naturally insusceptible, however, of fear, he crossed himself, and stoutly demanded of the Saracen an account of the pedigree which he had boasted.

    The Talisman

  • Justice Story echoed the sentiments of Thomas Jefferson in his Bill for Religious Freedom in 1777 in which he stated that "Almighty God" (El Shaddai in Hebrew) "hath created the mind free and manifested His supreme will that free it shall remain by making it altogether insusceptible of restraint."

    December 2006

  • Some natural defect perhaps makes you insusceptible in spite of yourself?

    The Magic Skin

  • However, most political conspiracy theories are insusceptible of proof.

    Purpose of Conspiracy Theories

  • It fell upon his ear with many tones of tenderness, that were not insusceptible of the new meaning.

    Little Dorrit


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