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 Dictionary entry overview: What does docile mean? 

DOCILE (adjective)
  The adjective DOCILE has 3 senses:

1. willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed
2. ready and willing to be taught
3. easily handled or managed

  Familiarity information: DOCILE used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

DOCILE (adjective)

Sense 1docile [BACK TO TOP]


Willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed

Context example:

the docile masses of an enslaved nation


meek; tame (very docile)

sheepish; sheeplike (like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity)

yielding (inclined to yield to argument or influence or control)


obedient (dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority)

manipulable; tractable (easily managed (controlled or taught or molded))


stubborn (tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield)

Sense 2docile [BACK TO TOP]


Ready and willing to be taught


teachable; docile

Context examples:

docile pupils eager for instruction / teachable youngsters


manipulable; tractable (easily managed (controlled or taught or molded))

Sense 3docile [BACK TO TOP]


Easily handled or managed


docile; gentle

Context example:

a gentle old horse, docile and obedient


tame; tamed (brought from wildness into a domesticated state)

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