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Synonyms for docile
ˈdɒs əl; Brit. ˈdoʊ saɪldocile

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  1. docileadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    wilful

  2. docileadjective

    Yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management.

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

    Antonyms:
    wilful

  3. docileadjective

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. docile

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. docileadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. docileadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    indocile

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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