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Definitions of docile

  1. Docilely. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Teachable; easy to teach; docible. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Disposed to be taught; tractable; easily managed; as, a docile child. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Teachable: ready to learn: easily managed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Easily taught or managed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Easily instructed; ready to learn; easily managed; tractable. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Easily instructed; teachable; easily managed; tractable. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for docile

  1. She is docile in the main, when not too violently opposed, and I feed my fancy on the joy and pride I shall have in her, when she has finished school, in five years. – Jane Journeys On by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  2. The dogs are made slaves; but are docile and faithful, particularly to the women, who manage them by kindness and gentleness. – True Stories about Cats and Dogs by Eliza Lee Follen
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