un·​doc·​ile | \ ˌən-ˈdä-səl How to pronounce undocile (audio) also -ˌsī(-ə)l, especially British -ˈdō-ˌsī(-ə)l \

Definition of undocile

: not obedient or submissive : not docile Far from fomenting strikes and rebellions, unions and labor leaders have frequently tried to prevent or contain them, while the drive to extend these struggles has often come from a most undocile rank and file.— Jeremy Brecher

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1632, in the meaning defined above

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“Undocile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undocile. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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