- easily managed or controlled; docile; yielding: a tractable child; a tractable disposition.
- easily worked, shaped, or otherwise handled; malleable.
Origin of tractable
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Examples from the Web for untractable
Historical Examples of untractable
By their own declaration, not only are they our enemies, but enemies the most spiteful and untractable.Imaginary Conversations and Poems
Walter Savage Landor
There was a noise of musical instruments and untractable boots on the floor-boards.Old Junk
H. M. Tomlinson
In their eyes, they are poor, helpless, and untractable devils.
She was a plain child, and her shock of red hair was straight and untractable.Marjorie at Seacote
To which of those happy propositions is your Duke so much wedded that contradiction will make him unreasonable and untractable?Quentin Durward
Sir Walter Scott
- easily controlled or persuaded
- readily worked; malleable
Word Origin for tractable
"manageable," early 15c., from Latin tractabilis "that may be touched, handled, or managed," from tractare "to handle, manage" (see treat). Related: Tractability.