adaptable

[ uh-dap-tuh-buh l ]
/ əˈdæp tə bəl /

adjective

capable of being adapted.
able to adjust oneself readily to different conditions: an adaptable person.

Origin of adaptable

First recorded in 1790–1800; adapt + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM adaptable

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Examples from the Web for unadaptable

  • I am too stiffened by work, unskilled in travel, too unadaptable to begin again elsewhere.

    The Far Horizon|Lucas Malet
  • The Thoracic employer, who always wants things done instantly, is maddened by the slow, unadaptable Osseous employee.

    How to Analyze People on Sight|Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
  • And not only was he ill-informed—that was true of Mr. Lloyd George also—but his mind was slow and unadaptable.

  • But he had proved himself incompetent, unadaptable, a stick, a pedantic incapable.

    The Half-Hearted|John Buchan