Word of the Day

Saturday, April 02, 2005

biddable

\BID-uh-buhl\ , adjective;
1.
Easily led or commanded; obedient.
2.
Capable of being bid.
Quotes:
But because they are sociable, biddable, obliging, stoic and generous, most are happy to join in.
-- Sue Montgomery, "The Nature of Horses", New Statesman, July 18, 1997
The chaotically organised event proved nothing more than that one charismatic individual can impose his will on a lot of biddable ones.
-- Thomas Sutcliffe, "Last night's television", Independent, May 2002
Both are calm, biddable, cooperative, sensible companions.
-- Bill McClure, "The right start", American Hunter, November 2003
Origin:
Biddable is from bid, which partly comes from Middle English bidden, "to ask, to command," from Old English biddan; and partly from Middle English beden, "to offer, to proclaim," from Old English beodan.
POWERED BY 4INFO
Related Searches
Get Word of the Day
Free Email Sign Up
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Advertise with Us Contact Us Our Blog Suggest a Word Help