docile
[ dos-uhl ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
from Latin docilis, from docere ‘teach’
Synonyms
  • compliant
  • obedient
  • pliant
  • dutiful
  • willing
  • passive
Antonyms
  • determined
  • inflexible
  • headstrong
  • intractable
  • opinionated
Definition
ready to accept control or instruction; submissive
Example
The puppy had the perfect temperament—happy and docile.
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