What are some opposite words for docile?

Antonyms for docile
ˈdɒs əl; Brit. ˈdoʊ saɪl

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term docile.

Wiktionary

  1. docile(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    wilful

    Synonyms:
    amenable, tractable, compliant, meek, submissive, malleable, teachable

  2. docile(adjective)

    Yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management.

    Antonyms:
    wilful

    Synonyms:
    meek, compliant, tractable, amenable, teachable, malleable, submissive

  3. docile(adjective)

    Ready to accept instruction or direction.

    Synonyms:
    tractable, malleable, amenable, submissive, teachable, compliant, meek

    Antonyms:
    wilful

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. docile

    One who is docile is easily taught; one who is tractable is easily led; one who is pliant is easily bent in any direction; compliant represents one as inclined or persuaded to agreement with another's will. Compare DUTY.

    Antonyms:
    determined, dogged, firm, inflexible, intractable, obstinate, opinionated, resolute, self-willed, stubborn, unyielding, wilful

    Synonyms:
    amenable, compliant, gentle, manageable, obedient, pliable, pliant, submissive, tame, teachable, tractable, yielding

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. docile

    Antonyms:
    intractable, stubborn, obstinate, self-willed, dogged

    Synonyms:
    compliant, amenable, easily managed, yielding, gentle, quiet, pliant, tractable, teachable, tame

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. docile(a)

    Antonyms:
    indocile

    Synonyms:
    tractable, teachable, gentle, yielding, obedient, submissive

How to use docile in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Eli Boroditsky:

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

  3. Marty Mobley:

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

  4. 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.

  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.

How to pronounce docile?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say docile in sign language?

  1. docile

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2028wild
#2328determined
#9645persistent
#16946tenacious
#24054stubborn
#42074inflexible
#42291opinionated
#42831intractable
#43680resolute
#50489dogged
#51788untamed
#61099wilful
#66176obstinate
#66707docile
#68728dour
#77553unyielding
#104168cantankerous
#169992unregenerate
#238144hardheaded
#270109stroppy

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