Docile meaning

dŏsəl, -īl
Ready to accept instruction or direction.
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Yielding to supervision, direction, or management; tractable.
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Yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management.
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Easy to manage or discipline; submissive.
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Ready and willing to be taught; teachable.
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(now rare) Easy to teach; teachable.
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The definition of docile is defined as a passive person or thing.

An example of docile is a Guinea pig.

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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