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Synonyms for docile
ˈdɒs əl; Brit. ˈdoʊ saɪldocile

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  1. docileadjective

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


  2. docileadjective

    Yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management.

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


  3. docileadjective

    Ready to accept instruction or direction.

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


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.

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. docile

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

    intractable, stubborn, obstinate, self-willed, dogged

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. docileadjective

    teachable, docible, tractable, apt, easily taught

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. docileadjective

    tractable, teachable, gentle, yielding, obedient, submissive


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "docile":

    obedient, submissive, compliant, amenable

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How to use docile in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Sheriff Dee Anderson:

    He was as compliant and docile as anyone I have ever seen come into a facility, we are hoping that the day comes when justice is done for those families and the victims that were killed.

  3. 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.

  4. Eli Boroditsky:

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

  5. 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.

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