In the sentence

Don't wear that, you are very ______. The bears will chase you.

Is chaseable a word? Would it fit the sentence?

Not a native speaker.

  • 1
    Chasable is a word, albeit not a very common one. You could paraphrase and say that "it's like painting a bullseye on your back", or "it's like wearing a neon sign", to imply they stick out.
    – Tushar Raj
    Jan 24, 2017 at 9:12
  • @TusharRaj However, that word is used in a diametrically opposite reference of transitivity :)
    – Kris
    Jan 24, 2017 at 9:52
  • @Kris: If a human is hunting a bear, the bear is chasable ("fit for hunting"); if a bear is hunting a human, like the OP suggested, the human is chasable. I don't see your point.
    – Tushar Raj
    Jan 24, 2017 at 9:54
  • @TusharRaj Oh they do! :)
    – Kris
    Jan 24, 2017 at 9:55
  • @TusharRaj "chasable" means capable of being chased, which is not the same as likely to be chased.
    – Barmar
    Jan 25, 2017 at 20:13

2 Answers 2


It's not specific to being chased, but I think somewords that fit the example sentence are noticeable

Easily seen or noticed; clear or apparent

or conspicuous

Attracting notice or attention

Being noticed by the bears leads to them being likely to chase you, and the causative link is obvious. I don't think there's a word that's more specific to the chase implication.

  • Also, provocative, as pushing or inciting the bear to give chase. Jan 31, 2017 at 21:38

Don't wear that, you are very eye-catching. The bears will chase you.


eye-catching adjective

: very noticeable because of being unusual or attractive
The movie features eye-catching special effects; eye-catching colors/styles

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