Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being teachable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Willingness to be taught.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being teachable; a willingness or readiness to be instructed; aptness to learn; docility.

Etymologies

teachable +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Quickly the steward learned Michael's pre-eminent teachableness.

    CHAPTER V

  • Anglo – Norman teachableness and wide-heartedness, which has enabled us to profit by the wisdom and civilization of all ages and of all lands, without prejudice to our own distinctive national character.

    Westward Ho!

  • She lacked one very important thing: the teachableness that makes us recognize when we need to do a bit of serious revision.

    Archive 2005-02-01

  • But where there are not these impediments, experience telleth us that the success is much greater, at least as to the bowing of people to more calmness and teachableness; yet we cannot expect they all will be brought to so much reason.

    The Reformed Pastor

  • Among them, in the first place, is required a due preparation of soul, by humility, meekness, and teachableness.

    Pneumatologia

  • “They are said to ‘receive the word with joy,’ which argues ingenuity and teachableness of spirit in them.”

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • The Church has ever claimed for her Saint not so much the reverence paid to the martyr, or the deference due to the ruler, or the teachableness powerful in the writer, as the attention obligatory to an 'elder.'

    The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886

  • About the most hopeful element in any human being's character I should reckon to be teachableness.

    More Toasts

  • Each has its own faculties and functions; and in our present investigation, religion has nothing more to do than to shed the influence of reverence, humility, and teachableness over the scientific student as he ponders his problem and works out the truth.

    Moon Lore

  • The disposition itself -- the humility, the teachableness, the want of ambition -- was an ornament anywhere, and little children should therefore be brought to him.

    Barnes New Testament Notes

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