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Meaning of DOCILE

Pronunciation:  'dâsul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation"
  2. [adj]  easily handled or managed; "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient"
  3. [adj]  ready and willing to be taught; "docile pupils eager for instruction"; "teachable youngsters"

DOCILE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: gentle, meek, sheepish, sheeplike, tame, tamed, teachable, yielding
 Antonyms: stubborn
 See Also: obedient, tractable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Doc"ile\, a. [L. docilis,fr. docere to teach; cf. Gr. ?,
and L. discere to learn, Gr. ? learned, ? knowing: cf. F.
docile. Cf. {Doctor}, {Didactic}, {Disciple}.]
1. Teachable; easy to teach; docible. [Obs.]

2. Disposed to be taught; tractable; easily managed; as, a
   docile child.

         The elephant is at once docible and docile. -- C. J.

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