docile[däs′əl; Cdn & Brit, usually dō′sīl′]
- The definition of docile is defined as a passive person or thing.
An example of docile is a Guinea pig.
Guinea pigs are thought to be docile.
- Now Rare easy to teach; teachable
- easy to manage or discipline; submissive
Origin of docileFrench ; from Classical Latin docilis, easily taught ; from docere, to teach: see decent
- Ready and willing to be taught; teachable.
- Yielding to supervision, direction, or management; tractable.
Origin of docileLatin docilis, from docēre, to teach; see dek- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more docile, superlative most docile)
From Middle French docile, from Latin docilis, from docere 'teach'.