I adjective acquiescent, adaptable, amenable, bendable, compliant, conformable, controllable, docile, docilis, ductile, easily lead, easily managed, easily taught, easygoing, elastic, facile, facilis, flexible, flexile, formable, governable, guidable, impressionable, leadable, malleable, manageable, obedient, plastic, pliable, pliant, readily wrought, submissive, teachable, tractabilis, tractile, willing, yielding II index amenable, corrigible, facile, flexible, malleable, obedient, open (persuasible), passive, patient, pliable, pliant, receptive, resigned, resilient, sequacious, servile, suasible, subservient, willing (not averse), yielding

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  • Tractable — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tractable — [ traktabl ] adj. • v. 1965; de tracter ♦ Qu on peut tracter. Caravane tractable. ● tractable adjectif Qu on peut tracter. tractable [tʀaktabl] adj. ÉTYM. V. 1965; de …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tractable — may mean *Operation Tractable, a military operation in Normandy 1944 *Tractability concerning how easily something can be done **an example of such analysis is in computational complexity theory **another involves the use of mathematical closed… …   Wikipedia

  • tractable — (adj.) manageable, early 15c., from L. tractabilis that may be touched, handled, or managed, from tractare to handle, manage (see TREAT (Cf. treat)). Related: Tractability …   Etymology dictionary

  • tractable — amenable, biddable, docile, *obedient Analogous words: pliant, pliable, *plastic: submissive, subdued (see TAME): *compliant, acquiescent Antonyms: intractable: unruly Contrasted words: ungovernable, refractory, headstrong, willful (see UNRULY):… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • tractable — [adj] manageable acquiescent, amenable, biddable, complaisant, compliant, controllable, docile, ductile, facile, flexible, game, going along with*, governable, hanging loose*, malleable, meek, obedient, persuadable, plastic, pliable, pliant,… …   New thesaurus

  • tractable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) easy to control or influence. 2) (of a situation or problem) easy to deal with. DERIVATIVES tractability noun. ORIGIN Latin tractabilis, from tractare to handle …   English terms dictionary

  • tractable — [trak′tə bəl] adj. [L tractabilis < tractare, to drag, haul, freq. of trahere, to DRAW] 1. easily managed, taught, or controlled; docile; compliant 2. easily worked; malleable SYN. OBEDIENT tractability n. tractableness tractably adv …   English World dictionary

  • tractable — [[t]træ̱ktəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that a person, problem, or device is tractable, you mean that they can be easily controlled or dealt with. [FORMAL] He could easily manage his tractable and worshipping younger brother. ...the country s …   English dictionary

  • tractable — tractability, tractableness, n. tractably, adv. /trak teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. easily managed or controlled; docile; yielding: a tractable child; a tractable disposition. 2. easily worked, shaped, or otherwise handled; malleable. [1495 1505; < L… …   Universalium

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