docile

[ dos-uhl; British doh-sahyl ]SEE DEFINITION OF docile

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DOCILE

"As docile as Daisy" might have been a proverb in the neighborhood, so general was this view of her nature.

But Alice was supposed to be a widow; and Alice was so meek, so docile, so motherly.

He was not used among his docile Canadians to any such speech as this.

She had been a docile pupil, but was incapable of any real progress.

But for all that they were docile, contented and, within their limitations, not unhappy.

"It's true, he is right, my children," Beauchene ended by exclaiming in a docile way.

Florent was obliged to relinquish the hope of making a docile disciple of Claude.

That gentle, docile, emotional little sheep was not a Seguin, she often remarked.

They had turned me into a docile brute with their tame benevolence and sickly tenderness.

And so docile, some of them must needs obey an order before they have understood it!

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DOCILE

slavish

adjectivehaving the qualities of a slave
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.