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I thought susceptible to meant that, but it's not the case.


You can't say "susceptible to rubbish", but you can say "susceptible to propaganda", but "susceptible to rubbish" means "vulnerable to rubbish" and not "likely to believe in rubbish"

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firemageYou can't say "susceptible to rubbish",

You can say this in the sense "likely to believe / be taken in by rubbish", in the right context. There are a smattering of Google hits. This is an example that works fairly well:

I loved Spiderman 2 when it was released, but I was younger and more susceptible to rubbish.

firemage"susceptible to rubbish" means "vulnerable to rubbish" and not "likely to believe in rubbish"

The distinction that you are making is not tremendously clear to me.