docile

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Borrowed from Middle French docile, from Latin docilis, from docere (teach). Compare Spanish dócil ("docile").

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docile (comparative more docile, superlative most docile)

  1. Ready to accept instruction or direction; obedient; subservient.
  2. Yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management.
    Such literature may well be anathema to those, who are too docile and petty for their own good.

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French[edit]

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Borrowed from Latin docilis.

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docile (plural dociles)

  1. docile

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Italian[edit]

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From Latin docilis.

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docile (plural docili)

  1. compliant, obedient, docile, meek
    Antonym: indocile

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  • docile in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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docile

  1. nominative neuter singular of docilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of docilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of docilis