HyperDic: docile

English > 3 senses of the word docile:
ADJECTIVEalldocilewilling to be taught or led or supervised or directed
alldocile, teachableready and willing to be taught
alldocile, gentleeasily handled or managed
docile > pronunciation
Soundsdaa'sahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > docile: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningwilling to be taught or led or supervised or directed.
Example"the docile masses of an enslaved nation"
Narrowermeek, tameVery docile
sheeplike, sheepishlike or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness / meekness or timidity
yieldingInclined to yield to argument or influence or control
See alsoobedientdutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority
tractable, manipulableeasily managed (controlled or taught or molded)
Oppositestubborn, obstinate, unregeneratetenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
Spanishdócil
Nounsdocilitythe trait of being agreeably submissive and manageable
English > docile: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningReady and willing to be taught.
Example"docile pupils eager for instruction"
Synonymteachable
Broadertractable, manipulableeasily managed (controlled or taught or molded)
Spanishdócil, educable
Catalandòcil, educable
English > docile: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningeasily handled or managed.
Example"a gentle old horse, docile and obedient"
Synonymgentle
Broadertame, tamedBrought from wildness into a domesticated state
Spanishdócil
Nounsdocilitythe trait of being agreeably submissive and manageable

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