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Definition of "docile" []

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

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."