[ UK /dˈə‍ʊsa‍ɪl/ ]
[ US /ˈdɑsəɫ/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. ready and willing to be taught
    docile pupils eager for instruction
    teachable youngsters
  2. willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed
    the docile masses of an enslaved nation
  3. easily handled or managed
    a gentle old horse, docile and obedient
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How To Use docile In A Sentence

  • Everyone who has ever been to the city's squares or parks will remember the lovely and docile pigeons.
  • Docile and inoffensive by nature, the anteater's principal enemies are the puma and the jaguar.
  • The two bands became docile subsistence farmers on submarginal agricultural land.
  • This was his trump card, and he wanted to make sure it got played, even if the commission was too docile to press for it.
  • At the same time, the expert Capuchin let his master see that he held upon his arm one of his victims, whom he was forming into a docile instrument; this was a young gentleman who wore a very short green cloak, a pourpoint of the same color, close-fitting red breeches, with glittering gold garters below the knee-the costume of the pages of Monsieur. The French Immortals Series — Complete
  • Scientists believe the normally docile beasts are eating the baby birds to make up for deficiencies in their diet on Rum, or even using them as a form of medicine.
  • Elites depend on normative interpretations of cultural forms to promote docile and tractable underlings; non-elites reinterpret the great traditions in order to meet their own social needs.
  • And, moreover, literary parallels are the ancestors of that undocile child, Conjecture. Graf von Loeben and the Legend of Lorelei
  • The Melbourne Writers Centre is dominated by women who will only tolerate strangely docile feminised men, who build towards an androgyny and collaborate in a general ‘dumbing down’ of the male.
  • Today Di the drum dress a spirit and prepare to take a brigade and teach this indocile federal country in the middle of the green center, what be shrieked to obey.
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