: capable of being easily led, taught, or controlled : docile <a tractable horse>
Examples of TRACTABLE
- This new approach should make the problem more tractable.
- He's a very tractable child.
Origin of TRACTABLE
to handle, treat
First Known Use: 1502
Related to TRACTABLE
- amenable, biddable, compliant, conformable, docile, law-abiding, submissive, obedient
- balky, contrary, contumacious, defiant, disobedient, froward, incompliant, insubordinate, intractable, noncompliant, obstreperous, rebel, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, restive, unamenable, ungovernable, unruly, untoward, wayward, willful (or wilful)
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