- track‐train dynamics,
- tract house,
- tract society,
Origin of tractable
Examples from the Web for untractable
Will you give the reins to their untractable nature and their uncontrolled passions?Education: How Old The New|James J. Walsh
Full well thou know'st How harshly temper'd is the mind of Jove,115 And how untractable.The Iliad of Homer|Homer
A shepherd: youth is chosen by a disgusted, prophet, to be the instrument of his revenge on an untractable king.The Life of David|Anonymous
They are not so untractable as the Semangs, and some of their children are trained up as domestics in the Malayan families.
I assure you that it is hard work, because these feelings of ours are such intangible, untractable things!Life of John Coleridge Patteson|Charlotte M. Yonge
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.