docile
[ dos-uhl ]
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Part of SpeechadjectiveOrigin + Etymology
from Latin docilis, from docere ‘teach’
Synonyms
adjective
compliantobedientpliantdutifulwillingpassive
Antonyms
adjective
determinedinflexibleheadstrongintractableopinionated
Definition
adjectiveready to accept control or instruction; submissive
Examples
adjectiveThe puppy had the perfect temperament—happy and docile.
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