Complete Definition of "docile"

was wotd|2006|July|31
was wotd|2007|February|11
English

Etymology
Latin docilis, from docere 'teach'.

Pronunciation
italbrac|RP IPA|/ËdÉÊ.sail/ or /ËdÉ.saɪl/, SAMPA|/'[email protected]?/
italbrac|US IPA|/ËdÉËsÉl/ or /ËdÉËsaɪl/
audio|en-us-docile.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. yield|Yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management.
  2. Ready to accept instruction or direction.

Synonyms
italbrac|yielding to control: compliant, malleable, meek, submissive, tractable
italbrac|ready to accept instruction: amenable, compliant, teachable

Antonyms
italbrac|yielding to control: wilful

Translations
trans-top|yielding to control
Crimean Tatar: cuvaÅ
Dutch: volgzaam
French: t+|fr|docile
Finnish: säyseä
German: fügsam, gefügig
Italian: t+|it|docile, t-|it|mansueto
trans-mid
Kurdish: t|ku|sernerm
Portuguese: t+|pt|dócil
Polish: potulny
Scottish Gaelic: soirbh, sèimh
Spanish: t-|es|dócil
Swedish: foglig
trans-bottom

accepting instructions
Swedish: lydig, foglig

Derived terms
docilely (adverb)
docility (noun)


French

Adjective
docile

  1. #English|docile.

Category:French adjectives


Italian

Adjective
it-adj|docil|e|i

  1. #English|docile.

et:docile
fr:docile
io:docile
it:docile
pl:docile
ru:docile
te:docile
vi:docile
zh:docile

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