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Definitions for docile
ˈdɒs əl; Brit. ˈdoʊ saɪldocile

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. docileadjective

    willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed

    "the docile masses of an enslaved nation"

  2. docile, teachableadjective

    ready and willing to be taught

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

  3. docile, gentleadjective

    easily handled or managed

    "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient"

Wiktionary

  1. docileadjective

    Yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management.

    Etymology: Latin docilis, from docere 'teach'.

  2. docileadjective

    Ready to accept instruction or direction.

    Etymology: Latin docilis, from docere 'teach'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Docileadjective

    teachable; easy to teach; docible

    Etymology: [L. docilis,fr. docere to teach; cf. Gr. , and L. discere to learn, Gr. learned, knowing: cf. F. docile. Cf. Doctor, Didactic, Disciple.]

  2. Docileadjective

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

    Etymology: [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

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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

Examples of docile in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Demetrius Griffin:

    He let off eight rounds, reloaded, let off another eight, reloaded again, he was very docile. In his facial expression, no smiling, laughing, talking.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A loving person is docile towards only caring soul but may also get hostile towards the evil people.

  4. Latin American:

    We regret that the representative of the United States and its docile allies continue to bring to this forum matters that are outside the mandate of the CD, it is not a forum for coup-mongering.

  5. John Stewart Mills:

    A state that dwarfs its men in order that they may be more docile instruments in its hands even for beneficial purposes, will find that with small men no great things can really be accomplished.

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