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Synonyms for docile
ˈdɒs əl; Brit. ˈdoʊ saɪl

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  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:

    obedient, submissive, compliant, amenable

How to pronounce docile?

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How to use docile in a sentence?

  1. John Stewart Mills:

    A state that dwarfs its men in order that they may be more docile instruments in its hands even for beneficial purposes, will find that with small men no great things can really be accomplished.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Eli Boroditsky:

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

  5. Jozsef Richter:

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


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