unamenably

amenable

[uh-mee-nuh-buhl, uh-men-uh-]
adjective
1.
ready or willing to answer, act, agree, or yield; open to influence, persuasion, or advice; agreeable; submissive; tractable: an amenable servant.
2.
liable to be called to account; answerable; legally responsible: You are amenable for this debt.
3.
capable of or agreeable to being tested, tried, analyzed, etc.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Anglo-French, equivalent to Middle French amen(er) to lead to (a- a-5 + mener < Late Latin mināre for Latin minārī to drive) + -able -able

amenability, amenableness, noun
amenably, adverb
nonamenability, noun
nonamenable, adjective
nonamenableness, noun
nonamenably, adverb
unamenable, adjective
unamenably, adverb

amenable, amendable, emendable.


1. manageable, docile, easy. 3. open, subject.


1. stubborn, recalcitrant.
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amenable (əˈmiːnəbəl)
 
adj
1.  open or susceptible to suggestion; likely to listen, cooperate, etc
2.  accountable for behaviour to some authority; answerable
3.  capable of being or liable to be tested, judged, etc
 
[C16: from Anglo-French, from Old French amener to lead up, from Latin mināre to drive (cattle), from minārī to threaten]
 
amena'bility
 
n
 
a'menableness
 
n
 
a'menably
 
adv

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amenable
1590s, "liable," from M.Fr. amener "answerable" (to the law), from à "to" + mener "to lead," from L. minare "to drive (cattle) with shouts," var. of minari "threaten" (see menace). Sense of "tractable" is from 1803, from notion of disposed to answer or submit to influence.
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