docile


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doc·ile

 (dŏs′əl, -īl′)
adj.
1. Ready and willing to be taught; teachable.
2. Yielding to supervision, direction, or management; tractable.

[Latin docilis, from docēre, to teach; see dek- in Indo-European roots.]

doc′ile·ly adv.
do·cil′i·ty (dŏ-sĭl′ĭ-tē, dō-) n.

docile

(ˈdəʊsaɪl)
adj
1. easy to manage, control, or discipline; submissive
2. rare ready to learn; easy to teach
[C15: from Latin docilis easily taught, from docēre to teach]
ˈdocilely adv
docility n

doc•ile

(ˈdɒs əl; Brit. ˈdoʊ saɪl)

adj.
1. easily managed or handled.
2. readily trained or taught.
[1475–85; < Latin docilis readily taught]
doc′ile•ly, adv.
do•cil′i•ty (-ˈsɪl ɪ ti) n.
docent, docible, docile - Docent comes from Latin docere, "to teach"; docible is "capable of learning" and docile first meant "teachable."
See also related terms for teacher.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.docile - willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation"
obedient - dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority; "an obedient soldier"; "obedient children"; "a little man obedient to his wife"; "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke
manipulable, tractable - easily managed (controlled or taught or molded); "tractable young minds"; "the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler
obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate - tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
2.docile - ready and willing to be taught; "docile pupils eager for instruction"; "teachable youngsters"
manipulable, tractable - easily managed (controlled or taught or molded); "tractable young minds"; "the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler
3.docile - easily handled or managed; "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient"
tamed, tame - brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"

docile

docile

adjective
1. Easily managed or handled:
2. Willing to carry out the wishes of others:
Translations
طَيِّع، لَيِّن
poslušnýpoddajný
føjeligmedgørlig
òægur, auîsveipur, viîráîanlegur
paklusniai

docile

[ˈdəʊsaɪl] ADJdócil, sumiso

docile

[ˈdəʊsaɪl] adj [person, animal] → docile

docile

adjsanftmütig; animalfromm; acceptancewiderstandslos

docile

[ˈdəʊsaɪl] adjdocile

docile

(ˈdəusail) , ((American) ˈdosl) adjective
(of a person or animal) quiet and easy to manage. a docile child/pony.
ˈdocilely adverb
doˈcility (douˈsiliti) noun
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Consider all this; and then turn to this green, gentle, and most docile earth; consider them both, the sea and the land; and do you not find a strange analogy to something in yourself?
The creature was scarcely so intelligent as the Ape-man, but far more docile, and the most human-looking of all the Beast Folk; and Montgomery had trained it to prepare food, and indeed to discharge all the trivial domestic offices that were required.
He thoughtfully poked one of the docile hands with his foot.
Such is the summary style in which the Typees convert perverse-minded and rebellious hogs into the most docile and amiable pork; a morsel of which placed on the tongue melts like a soft smile from the lips of Beauty.
And yet I do not think that I was anything but docile with those who had a manifest right to question me; to the owners, and to other interested persons, with whom I was confronted on one pretext or another, I told my tale as fully and as freely as I have told it here, though each telling hurt more than the last.
Most remarkable pony, extremely docile, eh, Mr Richard, eh sir?
It seemed to me that he despised him for being so simple and docile.
Tom was "fractious," as Roxy called it, and overbearing; Chambers was meek and docile.
Oh, now I have hit it," said Don Quixote; "thou wouldst say thou art so docile, tractable, and gentle that thou wilt take what I say to thee, and submit to what I teach thee.
Grant me but one glimpse of thine interior, and I am satisfied for ever, remaining henceforth thy docile pupil, thy unemancipable slave, ready to receive all thy teachings and to feed upon the words that fall from thy lips.
That moment marked the beginning of a new existence for the poor thoats, and before I left the community of Lorquas Ptomel I had the satisfaction of observing a regiment of as tractable and docile mounts as one might care to see.
And the cathedral did indeed seem a docile and obedient creature beneath his hand; it waited on his will to raise its great voice; it was possessed and filled with Quasimodo, as with a familiar spirit.