Definition of "docile" []

  • Ready and willing to be taught; teachable. (adjective)
  • Yielding to supervision, direction, or management; tractable. (adjective)
  • Easy to manage, control, or discipline; submissive (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Ready to learn; easy to teach (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "docile" in a sentence
  • "I think that the term "docile" is the term that troubles me most."
  • "You are to remain docile while in transit to the holding facility."
  • "Every policy discussed to date has as its objective feeding people where they are and forcing them to remain docile, even when and if starving, by armed forces."