docile


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Synonyms for docile

Synonyms for docile

easily managed or handled

willing to carry out the wishes of others

Synonyms for docile

willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed

ready and willing to be taught

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easily handled or managed

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He goes briskly, he puts on no airs, he is docile, though opinionated.
And the cathedral did indeed seem a docile and obedient creature beneath his hand; it waited on his will to raise its great voice; it was possessed and filled with Quasimodo, as with a familiar spirit.
Casaubon, and Dorothea ceased to find him disagreeable since he showed himself so entirely in earnest; for he had already entered with much practical ability into Lovegood's estimates, and was charmingly docile.
She had been docile and quiet ever since she had discovered herself virtually a prisoner aboard the "iron mole.
The Neanderthal man was something of a care, for we had to keep him in irons all the time, and he was mighty savage when approached; but after a time he became more docile, and then we tried to discover if he had a language.
Not a moment did he give them to recuperate after he had scattered them before he rounded them up once more near the outer gate--but now they were docile and submissive.
He came to me cor-sva-jo, and he is unlike any dog in Caspak, being kind and docile and yet a killer when aroused.
The spirit of the Chinese was broken, and so docile did they become that ere we made San Rafael they were out with the tow-rope, Yellow Handkerchief at the head of the line.
In the second place, the doctor would, in all probability, have occasion to write to his daughter, or would be likely to receive letters from her; and, if I quieted all suspicion on my account, by docile behavior, and kept my eyes sharply on the lookout, I might find opportunities of surprising the secrets of his writing-desk.
The magic of money transformed this termagant and terrible person into a docile and attentive nurse--so eager to follow my instructions exactly that she begged me to commit them to writing before I went away.
If he had not been the kindest of men, the most docile and most devoted of husbands, he would never have occupied his present dreadful situation.
Never had master a more anxious, humble, docile pupil.
Verloc's grief and unhappiness acting as usual powerfully upon Stevie's fundamentally docile disposition, he abandoned all resistance, and climbed up again on the box, with a face of despair.
Most remarkable pony, extremely docile, eh, Mr Richard, eh sir?
Inspector Emma Smith said: "The dog is physically fine, but he is very nervous and docile.