indocile


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in·doc·ile

 (ĭn-dŏs′əl)
adj.
Resistant to authority or discipline; recalcitrant.

in′do·cil′i·ty (ĭn′dŏ-sĭl′ĭ-tē, -dō-) n.

indocile

(ɪnˈdəʊsaɪl)
adj
difficult to discipline or instruct
indocility n

in•doc•ile

(ɪnˈdɒs ɪl)

adj.
not willing to receive teaching or discipline; fractious; unruly.
[1595–1605; < Latin indocilis. See in-3, docile]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indocile - of personsindocile - of persons; "the little boy's parents think he is spirited, but his teacher finds him unruly"
difficult, unmanageable - hard to control; "a difficult child", "an unmanageable situation"

indocile

adjective
Translations

indocile

adj (form) (difficult to teach) → ungelehrig; (= insubordinate)unfügsam
References in classic literature ?
As an animal, Matilda was all right, full of life, vigour, and activity; as an intelligent being, she was barbarously ignorant, indocile, careless and irrational; and, consequently, very distressing to one who had the task of cultivating her understanding, reforming her manners, and aiding her to acquire those ornamental attainments which, unlike her sister, she despised as much as the rest.
Rina works, loves, and even commits murder in accordance with the impulses of her defiled, wretched, yet indocile body.
Indocile, mi assicuri che gia ricominci a bruciare il cero da' due capi