Definitions for docileˈdɒs əl; Brit. ˈdoʊ saɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

doc•ileˈdɒs əl; Brit. ˈdoʊ saɪl(adj.)

  1. easily managed or handled.

  2. readily trained or taught.

Origin of docile:

1475–85; < L docilis readily taught

do•cil′i•ty-ˈsɪl ɪ ti(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. docile(adj)

    willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed

    "the docile masses of an enslaved nation"

  2. docile, teachable(adj)

    ready and willing to be taught

    "docile pupils eager for instruction"; "teachable youngsters"

  3. docile, gentle(adj)

    easily handled or managed

    "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient"

Wiktionary

  1. docile(Adjective)

    Yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management.

  2. docile(Adjective)

    Ready to accept instruction or direction.

  3. Origin: Latin docilis, from docere 'teach'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Docile(adj)

    teachable; easy to teach; docible

  2. Docile(adj)

    disposed to be taught; tractable; easily managed; as, a docile child


Translations for docile

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

docile(adjective)

(of a person or animal) quiet and easy to manage

a docile child/pony.

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