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synonyms for docility

  • aptitude
  • capacity
  • expertise
  • faculty
  • flair
  • forte
  • genius
  • gift
  • instinct
  • knack
  • proficiency
  • smarts
  • conformity
  • consent
  • acquiescence
  • amenability
  • assent
  • complaisance
  • concession
  • concurrence
  • deference
  • obedience
  • observance
  • passivity
  • resignation
  • submission
  • submissiveness
  • tractability
  • yielding
  • gentleness
  • womanhood
  • delicacy
  • effeminateness
  • feminineness
  • kindness
  • muliebrity
  • softness
  • womanliness
  • feminality
  • femineity
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antonyms for docility

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  • inability
  • incapacity
  • incompetence
  • ineptitude
  • ineptness
  • lack
  • difference
  • disagreement
  • refusal
  • disobedience
  • rebellion
  • resistance
  • defiance
  • denial
  • dissension
  • dissent
  • fight
  • nonconformity
  • veto
      • disagreement
      • disregard
      • fight
      • disobedience
      • misbehavior
      • mischief
      • mutiny
      • rebellion
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                    How to use docility in a sentence

                    In studies of humans and mice, those genes influence endurance, weight-bearing ability and docility.
                    SCIENTISTS FOUND MODERN DOMESTIC HORSES’ HOMELAND IN SOUTHWESTERN RUSSIAJONATHAN LAMBERTOCTOBER 20, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
                    When the principal threatens to get Child Services involved with Robin’s case, Theo is willing to try anything to keep from medicating his son into an appropriate state of docility.
                    FRESH OFF A PULITZER WIN FOR ‘THE OVERSTORY,’ RICHARD POWERS DELIVERS ANOTHER ENVIRONMENTAL ODERON CHARLESSEPTEMBER 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
                    Drugs keep the docile human population in “Chemical Serenity,” glued to “pain and sex” shows on television.
                    ‘THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT’ IS A BESTSELLER, BUT ITS AUTHOR, WALTER TEVIS, WAS HARDLY A ONE-HIT WONDERMICHAEL DIRDAFEBRUARY 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
                    Only then, the idea goes, were canines docile enough for people to train as helpers.
                    HARSH ICE AGE WINTERS MAY HAVE HELPED TURN WOLVES INTO DOGSBRUCE BOWERFEBRUARY 3, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
                    In every important political step, de Brus followed with docility his father's lead.
                    KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
                    If properly managed, cattle may be trained with all the docility, intelligence, and much of the activity of the horse.
                    DOMESTIC ANIMALSRICHARD L. ALLEN
                    And with the same childlike docility she repaired to her chamber, and betook herself to slumber.
                    ALONEMARION HARLAND
                    These truculent ruffians (when they have thoroughly earned a thrashing) will often accept it with most edifying docility.
                    THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
                    She would play for time; she must pretend docility and meet quiet guile with guile.
                    THE ADVENTURES OF KATHLYNHAROLD MACGRATH
                    In all the six years Bruce had possessed Rajah he had never exhibited anything but docility.
                    THE ADVENTURES OF KATHLYNHAROLD MACGRATH
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                    WORDS RELATED TO DOCILITY

                    • aptitude
                    • capacity
                    • docility
                    • expertise
                    • faculty
                    • flair
                    • forte
                    • genius
                    • gift
                    • instinct
                    • knack
                    • proficiency
                    • smarts
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