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synonyms for docile

  • easygoing
  • gentle
  • laid-back
  • meek
  • obedient
  • pliable
  • pliant
  • well-behaved
  • accommodating
  • acquiescent
  • adaptable
  • agreeable
  • amenable
  • biddable
  • childlike
  • complacent
  • cool
  • docious
  • ductile
  • easily influenced
  • easy
  • governable
  • humble
  • manageable
  • mellow
  • mild
  • obliging
  • orderly
  • quiet
  • resigned
  • soft
  • tame
  • teachable
  • tractable
  • usable
  • weak-kneed
  • willing
  • yielding
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antonyms for docile

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  • determined
  • headstrong
  • inflexible
  • intractable
  • obstinate
  • opinionated
  • stubborn
  • uncooperative
  • unyielding
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How to use docile in a sentence

His loud, often profane way had been exchanged for a more docile demeanor.
THE MANY LIVES OF H. RAP BROWNREMBERT BROWNENOVEMBER 1, 2021TIME
The harder she looks, the more she sees beneath the “docile surface” of the streets.
BARACK OBAMA’S SUMMER READING PICK ‘INTIMACIES’ IS AN UNSETTLING NOVEL ABOUT MORAL DILEMMASRON CHARLESJULY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Sometimes large dogs need a heavy-duty crate even though their personality is docile.
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She is the docile Earth-mother who generously balances and protects the environment and all its inhabitants.
GAIA, THE SCIENTIST - ISSUE 99: UNIVERSALITYHOPE JAHRENAPRIL 7, 2021NAUTILUS
They note that the bowheads, which had initially been docile, started using the sea ice to avoid harpoons.
SPERM WHALES HAVE A SURPRISINGLY DEEP—AND USEFUL—CULTUREELLIE SHECHETMARCH 19, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
It is the young animals of these species which are the most social and docile and most approach man in appearance.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
It consisted in subjecting some of the docile herbivora more fully to human mastership.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
She tried to turn a docile face toward old Kano; but the deepening glory of her husband's look drew her as light draws a flower.
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
Instead of creating men, a perfect God ought to have created only docile and submissive angels.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
We have always been taught to think a nation sound and safe whose women were docile and domestic.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
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WORDS RELATED TO DOCILE

  • acquiescent
  • agreeable
  • biddable
  • docile
  • influenceable
  • manageable
  • obedient
  • open
  • persuadable
  • pliable
  • responsive
  • susceptible
  • tractable
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.