willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed
"the docile masses of an enslaved nation"
ready and willing to be taught
"docile pupils eager for instruction"; "teachable youngsters"
easily handled or managed
"a gentle old horse, docile and obedient"
Yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management.
Ready to accept instruction or direction.
Origin: Latin docilis, from docere 'teach'.
teachable; easy to teach; docible
disposed to be taught; tractable; easily managed; as, a docile child
Origin: [L. docilis,fr. docere to teach; cf. Gr. , and L. discere to learn, Gr. learned, knowing: cf. F. docile. Cf. Doctor, Didactic, Disciple.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dō′sīl, or dos′il, adj. teachable: ready to learn: easily managed—(obs.) Doc′ible.—ns. Doc′ibleness, Docil′ity, teachableness.—adj. Dō′cious (U.S.).—n. Doc′ity. [Fr.,—L. docilis—docēre, to teach.]
The numerical value of docile in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of docile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It was like, 'Help me. Help me.' It was totally docile and let us touch it. It just (lay) there.
It didn't even fight us, it was like, 'Help me. Help me.' It was totally docile and let us touch it. It just (lay) there.
He let off eight rounds, reloaded, let off another eight, reloaded again, he was very docile. In his facial expression, no smiling, laughing, talking.
I think people think of it as this docile thing, but you are dealing with an extremely athletic animal that can do whatever it wants to you very quickly.
The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the outlaw, the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order.
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Translations for docile
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- възприемчив, схватлив, податлив, послушенBulgarian
- poddajný, poslušnýCzech
- fügsam, gefügigGerman
- sèimh, soirbhScottish Gaelic
- irányítható, kezelhetőHungarian
- docile, mansuetoItalian
- 従順, おとなしいJapanese
- potulny, pojętnyPolish
- послушный, понятливый, покорныйRussian
- poslušan, poučljiv, pokoranSerbo-Croatian
- lydig, fogligSwedish
- uslu, yumuşak başlı, uysalTurkish
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