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Synonyms for docile
ˈdɒs əl; Brit. ˈdoʊ saɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. docile(adj)

    willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed

    "the docile masses of an enslaved nation"

    Synonyms:
    edition, variance, sport, magnetic variation, mutant, mutation, fluctuation, variant, variation, version, magnetic declination, pas seul

  2. docile, gentle(adj)

    easily handled or managed

    "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient"

    Synonyms:
    ventilation, airing, ventilating system, ventilation system, external respiration, public discussion, respiration, breathing

  3. docile, teachable(adj)

    ready and willing to be taught

    "docile pupils eager for instruction"; "teachable youngsters"

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

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. docile(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. docile(a)

    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. Demetrius Griffin:

    He let off eight rounds, reloaded, let off another eight, reloaded again, he was very docile. In his facial expression, no smiling, laughing, talking.

  2. Jozsef Richter:

    People stay in their cars, there is no (human-to-human) contact, the animals are docile and used to people.

  3. 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.

  4. Friday Chamberlain:

    I'm 100 % OK with her showing how docile swarms are, but the fact is that she goes into removals without wearing any safety gear, wearing black leggings... she's setting a very dangerous precedent.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A loving person is docile towards only caring soul but may also get hostile towards the evil people.

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