- capable of being instructed, as a person; docile.
- capable of being taught, as a subject.
Origin of teachable
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Examples from the Web for teachable
And so now we need to remember a very wise maxim: A teachable moment only has value if you are willing to be taught.Flight 370 Didn’t Disappear: We Missed It
March 24, 2014
The students, a handful of them Democratic activists, nod appreciatively at what the president might call a “teachable moment.”The Democrats’ Last Woman Standing: New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan
November 4, 2012
I realize what clearly many others seem to forget—that not every moment is a teachable one.Why It Makes Sense That Michelle Obama Would Trade Places With Beyoncé
June 4, 2012
It takes far less than 46 days for a teachable moment to devolve into an airing of fetid undercurrents from the American id.What Got George Zimmerman Charged With Second-Degree Murder
April 12, 2012
“This is a teachable moment for the White House,” Garrett said.Why Eric Cantor Bailed
June 24, 2011
Virtue is no sooner discovered to be teachable, than the discovery follows that it is not taught.Meno
She was quite a little lady, so gentle, teachable, and well mannered.Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak
I see it does indeed need to be approached in a teachable spirit.True to his Colours
Theodore P. Wilson
Nor does Protagoras deny that men are teachable and modifiable.
Yet there are opposing reasons, showing that it cannot be teachable.
Word Origin and History for teachable
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