docile synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term docile:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. docile(adj)

    willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed

    Synonyms:
    teachable, gentle

    Antonyms:
    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

  2. docile, teachable(adj)

    ready and willing to be taught

    Synonyms:
    docile, teachable, gentle

    Antonyms:
    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

  3. docile, gentle(adj)

    easily handled or managed

    Synonyms:
    blue-blooded, aristocratical, gentle, aristocratic, soft, easy, teachable, docile, patrician, blue

    Antonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. docile(adjective)

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

    Antonyms:
    wilful

  2. docile(adjective)

    Yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management.

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

    Antonyms:
    wilful

  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.

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. docile(a.)

    Synonyms:
    teachable, docile, docible, tractable, apt, easily taught

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

obedient, submissive, compliant, amenable



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