Docile Definition

dŏsəl, -īl
Easy to teach; teachable.
Webster's New World
Easy to manage or discipline; submissive.
Webster's New World
Yielding to supervision, direction, or management; tractable.
American Heritage

Origin of Docile

  • Latin docilis from docēre to teach dek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French docile, from Latin docilis, from docere 'teach'.

    From Wiktionary

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