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Definition of Docile


  1. Teachable; easy to teach; docible.
  2. Disposed to be taught; tractable; easily managed; as, a docile child.

Docile Quotations

People are so docile right now. It is almost as if good government means when the politicians lie to us for our own good, for the public good, and bad government is when politicians lie for their own selfish interests.
James Bovard

Natural selection shaped the human brain to be drawn toward aspects of nature that enhance our survival and reproduction, like verdant landscapes and docile creatures. There is no payoff to getting the warm fuzzies in the presence of rats, snakes, mosquitoes, cockroaches, herpes simplex and the rabies virus.
Paul Bloom

Young women from a very young age are taught that life will be easier if you can just turn on the charming smile and say very little and be complacent and docile and sweet.
Amber Heard

When you drink fluoridated water, you're drinking liquid Prozac. You drink enough of it, even though it's a small amount, drink it for decades and decades and what does Prozac do to you? It dumbs you down; it makes you docile.
Jesse Ventura

I was very quiet, very shy and docile.
Ang Lee
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Docile Translations

docile in Italian is arrendevole
docile in Swedish is foglig, lydig
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