docility


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Related to docility: ebullience, denounce, aloof, condone, quietly, scrutinized

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.docility - the trait of being agreeably submissive and manageable
tractability, tractableness, flexibility - the trait of being easily persuaded

docility

Translations
لين، دَماثَه
poslušnost
føjelighedmedgørlighed
tanulékonyság
hlÿîni, òægî, auîsveipni
uslulukuysallık

docility

[dəʊˈsɪlɪtɪ] Ndocilidad f

docility

[dɒˈsɪlɪti] n [person, animal] → docilité f

docility

nSanftmut f

docility

[dəʊˈsɪlɪtɪ] ndocilità

docile

(ˈdəusail) , ((American) ˈdosl) adjective
(of a person or animal) quiet and easy to manage. a docile child/pony.
ˈdocilely adverb
doˈcility (douˈsiliti) noun
References in classic literature ?
When John spoke in that masterful tone, Meg always obeyed, and never regretted her docility.
While the regular and trained hirelings of the king marched with haughtiness to the right of the line, the less pretending colonists took their humbler position on its left, with a docility that long practice had rendered easy.
Certainly they will, in their gentleness, their lowly docility of heart, their aptitude to repose on a superior mind and rest on a higher power, their childlike simplicity of affection, and facility of forgiveness.
There is no other way of accounting for their facile docility.
He told me to put my hat on," she said to herself, with a meek filial docility which was totally out of her character.
Upon these, and the like reasonings, their opinion is, that parents are the last of all others to be trusted with the education of their own children; and therefore they have in every town public nurseries, where all parents, except cottagers and labourers, are obliged to send their infants of both sexes to be reared and educated, when they come to the age of twenty moons, at which time they are supposed to have some rudiments of docility.
They would follow me like dogs, rubbing their great snouts against my body in awkward evidence of affection, and respond to my every command with an alacrity and docility which caused the Martian warriors to ascribe to me the possession of some earthly power unknown on Mars.
Whether Noirtier understood the young man's indecision, or whether he had not full confidence in his docility, he looked uneasily at him.
They watched it with intense interest as it licked the hands accustomed to feed it, and were struck with the mild expression of its countenance, and its perfect docility.
The artist prefers a hilly country because it is picturesque; the engineer a flat one because it is convenient; the man of pleasure likes what he calls "a fine woman"--she suits him; the fashionable young gentleman admires the fashionable young lady--she is of his kind; the toil-worn, fagged, probably irritable tutor, blind almost to beauty, insensible to airs and graces, glories chiefly in certain mental qualities: application, love of knowledge, natural capacity, docility, truthfulness, gratefulness, are the charms that attract his notice and win his regard.
she asked with a pretty assumption of meek docility.
From my infancy I was noted for the docility and humanity of my disposition.