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docile

adjective

Synonym Discussion of docile

obedient, docile, tractable, amenable mean submissive to the will of another. obedient implies compliance with the demands or requests of one in authority.
    • obedient to the government
docile implies a predisposition to submit readily to control or guidance.
    • a docile child
tractable suggests having a character that permits easy handling or managing.
    • tractable animals
amenable suggests a willingness to yield or cooperate because of a desire to be agreeable or because of a natural open-mindedness.
    • amenable to new ideas


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