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Related to tractability: accustomed, invigorating, reminiscent


1. Easily managed or controlled; governable.
2. Easily handled or worked; malleable.

[Latin tractābilis, from tractāre, to manage, frequentative of trahere, to draw.]

trac′ta·bil′i·ty, trac′ta·ble·ness n.
trac′ta·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tractability - the trait of being easily persuadedtractability - the trait of being easily persuaded
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
manageability, manageableness - capable of being managed or controlled
docility - the trait of being agreeably submissive and manageable
domestication, tameness - the attribute of having been domesticated
amenability, amenableness, cooperativeness - the trait of being cooperative
obedience - the trait of being willing to obey
intractability, intractableness - the trait of being hard to influence or control


The quality or state of willingly carrying out the wishes of others:


n (lit: of metal) → Formbarkeit f, → Bearbeitbarkeit f; (fig) (of child, animal, disposition)Fügsamkeit f, → Lenkbarkeit f; (of problem)(leichte) Lösbarkeit
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Those questions were the right ones to pose about Ectot's temperament and tractability, Avenir Certain's stamina, the lack of Longchamp experience of the Japanese horses and jockeys, the difficulty for Taghrooda and Kingston Hill in defying wide draws and, in the case of Roger Varian's St Leger-winning colt, yet another test on unsuitable fast ground.
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