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1. docile

adjective. ['ˈdɑːsəl'] willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed.

Synonyms

  • yielding
  • manipulable
  • obedient
  • sheeplike
  • meek
  • tame
  • sheepish

Antonyms

  • intractable
  • disobedient
  • intractability
  • defiant

Etymology

  • docilis (Latin)
  • doceo (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word docile


1. Adjective
They are bred in captivity, making them even more docile and easy to handle.

2. Noun, singular or mass
An individual who exhibits dependent behaviors could be described as docile, eager to please or accommodating.

Quotes containing the word docile


1. The plain fact is that education is itself a form of propaganda - a deliberate scheme to outfit the pupil, not with the capacity to weigh ideas, but with a simple appetite for gulping ideas ready-made. The aim is to make 'good' citizens, which is to say, docile and uninquisitive citizens.
- H.L. Mencken

2. docile

adjective. ['ˈdɑːsəl'] easily handled or managed.

Synonyms

  • tamed
  • tame

Antonyms

  • unmanageable
  • unsusceptible
  • uncompromising

Etymology

  • docilis (Latin)
  • doceo (Latin)

3. docile

adjective. ['ˈdɑːsəl'] ready and willing to be taught.

Synonyms

  • teachable
  • manipulable

Antonyms

  • hard
  • bad
  • disobedience

Etymology

  • docilis (Latin)
  • doceo (Latin)
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