Adjective "teachable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a person) able to learn by being taught.
  1. 'No one ‘has a right to be anything unless he carries already in his heart such a sense of the magnitude and the capacity of his occupation as makes him teachable by experience for all that his occupation has to make known to him.’'
  2. 'Make clear to your children the times when you see them as trustworthy, teachable, and reliable or how much you appreciate their honesty, patience, kindness, or diligence.'
  3. 'If this is the case, it is very hard to argue that Calvin was not a member of the evangelical party when he wrote the Psychopannychia, as it contains numerous references, cited by Tavard, of the importance of being teachable.'
  4. 'Until we open up to our students, become a little more vulnerable, become teachable ourselves, and gain their trust, our effectiveness as teachers will be less than we are capable of producing.'
  5. 'Gross motor skills make swimmers more teachable.'
  6. 'He's got the drive, he's very co-operative and very teachable and he certainly has the ability.'
  7. 'She is in very good shape, she's very teachable and listens very well.'
  8. 'In either case, I'm sad about the state of things: I'd like to see more men take up writing; and I'd liked to think that men are more tractable, more teachable than it appears we are.'
  9. 'Most of Terry's time was spent teaching a modular apologetics course to 10 teachable students at Fairview Baptist Bible College, west of Montego Bay.'
(of a subject) able to be taught.
  1. 'What are the one thousand teachable things that every third grader ought to start learning so she'll know them all before before she graduates from high school?'
  2. 'Statements about what to expect, enabling discussion to take place, and taking time to explore the human dimensions were all seen as teachable behaviours associated with fewer malpractice claims.'
  3. 'Because they were practical, logical, teachable, and above all easy to test, the principles quickly became preferred classroom topics.'
  4. 'Once you have your business model down, you will want to reduce it to a teachable system that includes everything a franchisee would need to know: Selling, advertising, accounting, legalities, and so on.'
  5. 'In another dialogue, the Meno, we find the claim that knowledge is teachable, where this is a firmly accepted point.'
  6. 'By no means is this book comprehensive, though it may be the most teachable book available on the economic importance of the recent American aerospace industry.'
  7. 'The study concludes that moral reasoning skills are both teachable and measurable, and that ethical dilemma case discussions may enhance moral development.'
  8. 'In this statement Critias appears to be in agreement with Protagoras and many other of his contemporaries in the sophistic idea that excellence is teachable.'
  9. 'Or is it not teachable, but to be acquired by practice (training)?'


1. capable of being instructed, as a person; docile.

2. capable of being taught, as a subject.

More examples(as adjective)

"spirits can be teachable."

"selves can be teachable."

"people can be teachable."

"parts can be teachable."

"moments can be teachable."

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