What does docile mean?

Definitions for docile
ˈdɒs əl; Brit. ˈdoʊ saɪldocile

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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.

    Etymology: Latin docilis, from docere 'teach'.

  2. docile(Adjective)

    Ready to accept instruction or direction.

    Etymology: Latin docilis, from docere 'teach'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Docile(adj)

    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. Docile(adj)

    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

How to pronounce docile?

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How to say docile in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Eli Boroditsky:

    It is amazing how docile it was. I was petting it.

  4. Jozsef Richter:

    People stay in their cars, there is no (human-to-human) contact, the animals are docile and used to people.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of docile

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