Definitions for docileˈdɒs əl; Brit. ˈdoʊ saɪl

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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

  3. 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

  1. Docile

    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. docilisdocēre, to teach.]

Anagrams for docile »

  1. coldie

  2. coiled

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of docile in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of docile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marty Mobley:

    It was like, 'Help me. Help me.' It was totally docile and let us touch it. It just (lay) there.

  2. Marty Mobley:

    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.

  3. Corey Knowlton:

    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.

  4. Michel Foucault:

    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.

  5. Sheriff Dee Anderson:

    He was as compliant and docile as anyone I have ever seen come into a facility, we are hoping that the day comes when justice is done for those families and the victims that were killed.

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