Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Definitions for tractable
- Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile.
- Easily handled, managed, or worked; malleable.
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Citations for tractable
I have always found horses, an animal I am attached to, very tractable when treated with humanity and steadiness.
He thought that our temperaments are at least partly innate: "Some men by unalterable frame of their constitution are stout, others timorous, some confident, others modest and tractable."
Origin of tractable
Tractable derives from Latin tractabilis, from tractare, to handle, to manage, frequentative of traho, to draw, to drag.