Unsuspecting vs Susceptible - What's the difference?

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Unsuspecting is a related term of susceptible.

As adjectives the difference between unsuspecting and susceptible

is that unsuspecting is of or pertaining to lack of suspicion while susceptible is likely to be affected by something.

As a noun susceptible is

(epidemiology) a person who is vulnerable to being infected by a certain disease.




(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to lack of suspicion .
  • He easily shot the unsuspecting target




    (en adjective)
  • likely to be affected by something
  • He was susceptible to minor ailments.
  • easily influenced or tricked; credulous
  • (medicine) especially sensitive, especially to a stimulus
  • that, when subjected to a specific operation, will yield a specific result
  • Rational numbers are susceptible of description as quotients of two integers.
    A properly prepared surface is susceptible of an enduring paint job.
  • vulnerable; (temporarily) defenseless
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  • The visitors were being pinned back by the end of the first half. Yet Gordon Strachan's side played with great conviction and always had a chance of springing a surprise when their opponents were so susceptible at the back.

    Derived terms

    * suscept * susceptibly * susceptibility


    (en noun)
  • (epidemiology) A person who is vulnerable to being infected by a certain disease
  • * {{quote-book, 1983, , General Microbiology & Immunity, editors=Topley & Wilson citation
  • , passage=In either instance a decrease in the number of susceptibles , by making the spread of virus less easy, tends towards a stage at which the infection dies out.}}

    Coordinate terms

    * immune * infective ----