encourageable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

encourage +‎ -able

Adjective[edit]

encourageable (comparative more encourageable, superlative most encourageable)

  1. Able to be encouraged; suggestible.
    • 1887, William Douglas Hamilton (editor), Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, of the Reign of Charles I, Eyre and Spottiswoode, volume 18, page 425:
      Pray that they may be paid by the captain of the ship or the Treasurer of the Navy the said encourageable allowance of wages as well as others, that they may the more cheerfully serve the King, Parliament, and their country.
    • 1988, Jeremy Griffith, Free, The End of the Human Condition, Centre for Humanity’s Adulthood, ISBN 0731604954, page 140:
      The ‘trick’ in love-indoctrination was that while maternalism was genetically selfish and therefore genetically encourageable, from an observing mind’s point of view it was selfless behaviour.
    • 2004, Hisham M. Ramadan, Reconstructing Jury Instructions in Homicide Offenses, Rethinking Homicide Law, University Press of America, ISBN 0761828532, volume 17, page 71, Hein's Legal Theses and Dissertations, issue 329:
      In some cases, as in the Young case, this penal policy would discourage individuals from appropriate and encourageable conduct.
    • 2005, Lisa Scherff (editor), Thirteen Years of School, What Students Really Think, R&L Education, ISBN 1578862000, illustrated, page 165:
      Teachers are so fun, happy, and encourageable this year.
  2. Misspelling of incorrigible.