Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of TRACTABLE

Pronunciation:  'traktubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  susceptible to suggestion; "a personality responsive to your desires"
  2. [adj]  easily managed (controlled or taught or molded); "tractable young minds"; "gold is tractable"; "the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler
 

TRACTABLE is a 9 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: amenable, docile, ductile, malleable, manageable, responsive, tamable, tameable, teachable
 
 Antonyms: intractable
 
 See Also: compliant, obedient, tame, tamed

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tract"a*ble\, a. [L. tractabilis, fr, tractare to
draw violently, to handle, treat. See {Treat}, v. t.]
1. Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile;
   manageable; governable; as, tractable children; a
   tractable learner.

         I shall find them tractable enough.   --Shak.

2. Capable of being handled; palpable; practicable; feasible;
   as, tractable measures. [Obs.] --Holder.
   --{Tract"a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Tract"a/bly}, adv.

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY