docile

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Synonyms for docile

easily managed or handled

willing to carry out the wishes of others

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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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We might place prisoners in solitary confinement and make social contact available if they behave docilely.
It is Clytie who travels to New Orleans to retrieve the child who return[ed] quietly and docilely to that decaying house which he had seen one time .
Scores are assigned to deaf children by teachers, examiners, or parents using a rating scale; or the children themselves, unclear as to the procedures and the meaning of the question, docilely answer test items as best they can.
It was an extraordinary experience to have Martha, a well-known regular at this feeding area, lie docilely between my arms, although I kept a wary eye on her lethal tail.
Are we a people willing to go docilely along with yet another illegal war?
The Daily News, which helped sell the rest of the bill of goods, sees this as all the more reason to docilely back Bush.
At Cernioge Bach, close to Glasfryn, near Pentrefoelas, a small herd of red-brown Stabiliser cattle graze docilely close to a flock of 620 Lleyn ewes.
I went docilely down to the coffee shop and asked for an absinthe.
But no, there she is, docilely carrying on with the grotesque charade that the First Family is still a happy family.
If, in the eyes of the Israelis, a good Palestinian is one who not only docilely accepts these conditions, but also fights against other Palestinians who resist or revolt against them, then the future holds little hope for either community.
Watching Powers, a high school athlete turned pilot, docilely playing his part as a Cold War pawn, was riveting.
Karen's handler did not demand anything of the pachyderm - she was saving the best stuff for the show - but Karen stood by docilely as the handler spouted information: At 31, she is the youngest adult performing elephant in the troupe, weighs a dainty 8,500 pounds and packs away about 250 pounds of food each day.
But like the Friars Minor, they would not accede docilely to papal attempts to direct their way of life.
Daniel docilely returns to his prison, and, at the end of the story, he demonstrates his complete submission to the authority of the state by volunteering for an apparently life-threatening experiment involving a disease-carrying mosquito.