[ UK /də‍ʊsˈɪlɪti/ ]
[ US /dɑˈsɪɫəti/ ]
  1. the trait of being agreeably submissive and manageable
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How To Use docility In A Sentence

  • So teachableness is necessary and teachableness and docility are both included in prudence.
  • Some authors have proved the mildness and docility of the camelopard, while others represent it as incapable of being tamed. The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 280, October 27, 1827
  • The trait that breeders of fancy mice wanted first and foremost was docility.
  • They who attempted to read the prophecy with accuracy were of opinion that the prophet had intimated that had the nation, even in this its crisis, consented to take him, the prophet, as its sole physician and to obey his prescription with childlike docility, health might not only have been re-established, but a new juvenescence absolutely created. Phineas Redux
  • At theological college, near Oxford, the docility of most of the wives of other students irritated Anna.
  • Her docility had surprised him.
  • I know you; you are a coward, and you will submit to the yoke of family life with a lamblike docility. Letters of Two Brides
  • It's much more threatening to the status quo here, because there's a kind of docility that's expected of the American populace. Questions &Amp; Answers: Battlelines
  • submissiveness" and the light-heartedness of the French did not prevent their being also fickle; and their "docility" was varied by fits of violent quarrelling with their American neighbors and among themselves. The Winning of the West, Volume 3 The Founding of the Trans-Alleghany Commonwealths, 1784-1790
  • The camels ‘exhibited the most lamblike docility,’ the local newspaper reported.
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