One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not responsive to suggestion or persuasion; difficult to persuade or control.‘the protesters were unamenable to rational debate’
- ‘This is why I am very unamenable to the notion that we should switch to a gold or any other commodity-based standard.’
- ‘In 1946 The British Medical Journal suggested that the "good-time girl unamenable to discipline and control" was a serious social problem.’
- ‘There were, however, several regiments of Ho-nan irregular cavalry, all of whom were reckless horsemen and unamenable to anything like discipline.’
- ‘Although continued arrests will land an individual in jail for 30 days if they are determined unamenable to treatment, the new law makes serving time less likely.’
- ‘Slavery remained an intractable and growing problem, unamenable to existing British naval and diplomatic activity.’
- ‘On that point my mind is unamenable to persuasion.’
- ‘Once operational, the prototype under construction will be largely unamenable to "new ideas".’
- ‘One consequence of his death is that his personal opinions are now set in stone, unamenable to adaptation.’
- ‘Capitalism, therefore, is simply unamenable to any 'causal analysis'.’
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