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amenable

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of amenable

  1. 1 having a desire or inclination (as for a specified course of action) <whatever you decide to do, I'm amenable—just let me know> Synonyms willing, disposed, fain, game, glad, inclined, minded, readyRelated Words predisposed, prone; accommodating, agreeable, compliant, cooperative, obedient, obliging, submissive; favorable, receptive; prepared, prompt, quick, responsive, swift; desirous, eager, enthused, enthusiastic, excitedNear Antonyms averse, loath (also loth or loathe), reluctant, reticentAntonyms disinclined, unamenable, unwilling

  2. 2 readily giving in to the command or authority of another <our normally balky cat becomes the most amenable of creatures when confronted with the strange environment of the veterinary clinic> Synonyms obedient, biddable, compliant, conformable, docile, law-abiding, submissive, tractableRelated Words acquiescent, agreeable, amiable, duteous, dutiful, obliging, placable; soft, surrendering, yielding; fawning, kowtowing, obeisant, obsequious, servile, slavish, subordinate, subservient; decorous, disciplined, mannerly, orderly; constrained, curbed, inhibited, repressed, restrained; controllable, disciplinable, governable, handleable, manageable, tame, teachable, tractable, trainable; gentle, meek, mildNear Antonyms insurgent, mutinous; dogged, hardheaded, headstrong, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, peevish, pigheaded, self-willed, stubborn, unyielding; uncontrollable, unmanageable, wild; balky, defiant, perverse, resistant; bad, disorderly, errant, misbehaving, mischievous, naughty; ill-bred, undisciplined; dissident, nonconformist; disrespectful, ill-mannered, impolite, impudent, insolent, rudeAntonyms balky, contrary, contumacious, defiant, disobedient, froward, incompliant, insubordinate, intractable, noncompliant, obstreperous, rebel, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, restive, unamenable, ungovernable, unruly, untoward, wayward, willful (or wilful)

  3. 3 being the one who must meet an obligation or suffer the consequences for failing to do so <even our nation's highest leaders must remain amenable to the law> Synonyms accountable, responsible, answerable, liableRelated Words beholden, indebted, obligated, obligedNear Antonyms exempt, immuneAntonyms irresponsible, nonaccountable, unaccountable





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