willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed
stiff-necked, hardheaded, stroppy, wild, bullheaded, stubborn, pertinacious, strong-willed, unyielding, mulish, intractable, bolshy, pigheaded, persistent, bloody-minded, dogged, determined, contrarious, cross-grained, bullet-headed, dour, obstinate, strong-minded, cantankerous, untamed, unregenerate, tenacious
ready and willing to be taught
docile, teachable, gentle
bloody-minded, strong-willed, bolshy, persistent, obstinate, intractable, wild, cantankerous, cross-grained, determined, bullheaded, hardheaded, dour, stroppy, contrarious, dogged, unyielding, bullet-headed, strong-minded, stubborn, pertinacious, untamed, tenacious, pigheaded, mulish, stiff-necked, unregenerate
easily handled or managed
blue-blooded, aristocratical, gentle, aristocratic, soft, easy, teachable, docile, patrician, blue
contrarious, hardheaded, cantankerous, mulish, intractable, unyielding, stiff-necked, bolshy, tenacious, pigheaded, persistent, untamed, pertinacious, unregenerate, dogged, cross-grained, strong-minded, bloody-minded, bullheaded, stubborn, bullet-headed, wild, determined, stroppy, obstinate, dour, strong-willed
amenable, tractable, compliant, meek, submissive, malleable, teachable
docile(adjective)Yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management.
meek, compliant, tractable, amenable, teachable, malleable, submissive
docile(adjective)Ready to accept instruction or direction.
tractable, malleable, amenable, submissive, teachable, compliant, meek
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
amenable, compliant, gentle, manageable, obedient, pliable, pliant, submissive, tame, teachable, tractable, yielding
determined, dogged, firm, inflexible, intractable, obstinate, opinionated, resolute, self-willed, stubborn, unyielding, wilful
Dictionary of English Synonymes
teachable, docile, docible, tractable, apt, easily taught
PPDB, the paraphrase database
List of paraphrases:
obedient, submissive, compliant, amenable