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English adjective: docile

1. docile willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed

SamplesThe docile masses of an enslaved nation.

Similarmeek, sheepish, sheeplike, tame, yielding

See alsomanipulable, obedient, tractable

Antonymsobstinate, stubborn, unregenerate

2. docile ready and willing to be taught

SamplesDocile pupils eager for instruction.
Teachable youngsters.


Similarmanipulable, tractable


3. docile easily handled or managed

SamplesA gentle old horse, docile and obedient.


Similartame, tamed

Antonymsuntamed, wild

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