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docile

doc·ile

docile

 
 
pronunciation:
da sl [or] da saIl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: obedient and easy to manage.
She had been docile as a child, but she was now an unruly teenager.A lion cub may look docile, but it may still cause injury to humans.
synonyms:
amenable, biddable, obedient, submissive, teachable, tractable
antonyms:
disobedient, stubborn, ungovernable, unruly, wayward, willful
similar words:
adaptable, compliant, cooperative, gentle, malleable, obliging, passive, responsive, tame, willing
definition 2: easy to train or teach.
synonyms:
amenable, teachable, tractable, trainable
antonyms:
willful
similar words:
adaptable, gentle, malleable, obedient
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derivations: docilely (adv.), docility (n.)
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