View synonyms for teachable


[ tee-chuh-buhl ]


  1. capable of being instructed, as a person; docile.
  2. capable of being taught, as a subject.

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Other Words From

  • teacha·bili·ty teacha·ble·ness noun
  • teacha·bly adverb
  • nonteach·a·bili·ty noun
  • non·teacha·ble adjective
  • non·teacha·ble·ness noun
  • non·teacha·bly adverb
  • un·teacha·ble adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of teachable1

First recorded in 1475–85; teach + -able
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Example Sentences

In fact, I use this as a teachable moment in my classes to show that scientists can be wrong.

Now, some in an industry often associated with toxic masculinity are challenging stereotypes and taking steps toward greater inclusivity, creating teachable moments in the process.

From Ozy

We can only hope this will be a teachable moment for sports organizations in how not to handle a player who is opening up about their history of depression and anxiety — and that we’ll see Osaka back on the court soon.

Going forward, Raviv and her colleagues write that the pandemic can be something of a teachable moment for educators, clinicians, and policymakers.

From Time

It’s so simple that I didn’t think there was anything about key lime pie that could qualify as a teachable moment.

And so now we need to remember a very wise maxim: A teachable moment only has value if you are willing to be taught.

The students, a handful of them Democratic activists, nod appreciatively at what the president might call a “teachable moment.”

I realize what clearly many others seem to forget—that not every moment is a teachable one.

It takes far less than 46 days for a teachable moment to devolve into an airing of fetid undercurrents from the American id.

“This is a teachable moment for the White House,” Garrett said.

There's a pleasure in helping a lad who seems in any way teachable.

In the Menon also the same question is broached as in the Protagoras, whether virtue is teachable or not?

It was the young footman, Samuel—a civil fresh-coloured person, with a teachable look and a very obliging manner.

The language of Scripture was undeniable in its inculcation of a teachable and childlike spirit.

They are the most easily teachable people in our way of thinking and of doing.





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