[ej-oo-kuh-buh l]


capable of being educated.
of or relating to mildly retarded individuals who may achieve self-sufficiency.

Also ed·u·cat·a·ble [ej-oo-key-tuh-buh l] /ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪ tə bəl/.

Origin of educable

First recorded in 1835–45; educ(ate) + -able
Related formsed·u·ca·bil·i·ty, nounnon·ed·u·ca·ble, adjectiveun·ed·u·ca·bil·i·ty, nounun·ed·u·ca·ble, adjective
Can be confusededucable educible Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of uneducable

  • Unable to write or speak, Castle was expelled from the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind as “uneducable” in 1915.

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Historical Examples of uneducable

British Dictionary definitions for uneducable


educatable (ˈɛdjʊˌkeɪtəbəl)


capable of being trained or educated; able to learn
Derived Formseducability or educatability, noun
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Word Origin and History for uneducable



1842 (implied in educability); see educate + -able.

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