Definition of docile
Origin of docile
OTHER WORDS FROM dociledoc·ile·ly, adverbdo·cil·i·ty [do-sil-i-tee, doh-], /dɒˈsɪl ɪ ti, doʊ-/, noun
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How to use docile in a sentence
His loud, often profane way had been exchanged for a more docile demeanor.
The harder she looks, the more she sees beneath the “docile surface” of the streets.
Sometimes large dogs need a heavy-duty crate even though their personality is docile.Best dog crate: These indestructible pet products for the home keep your pup cozy and safe|Irena Collaku|July 13, 2021|Popular-Science
She is the docile Earth-mother who generously balances and protects the environment and all its inhabitants.
They note that the bowheads, which had initially been docile, started using the sea ice to avoid harpoons.Sperm whales have a surprisingly deep—and useful—culture|Ellie Shechet|March 19, 2021|Popular-Science
She also features a more natural face than the one of docile serenity so often bestowed on the Queen of Heaven.
For the first few years, the public was fairly docile in response to the school wars.Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools|Zephyr Teachout|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The middle classes,” Satyarthi once told the BBC, want “cheap, docile labour.Kailash Satyarthi, Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Co-Winner, Is Fighting India's Child Slavery Epidemic|Dilip D’Souza|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The tabloids demand that Kate Middleton be as docile as Jane Seymour, whose personal motto was “Bound to obey and serve.”
Spivack, meanwhile, continues to promise her American clients docile, submissive partners.The House’s Immigrant Betrayal With New Violence Against Women Act|Michelle Goldberg|May 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It is the young animals of these species which are the most social and docile and most approach man in appearance.
It consisted in subjecting some of the docile herbivora more fully to human mastership.
She tried to turn a docile face toward old Kano; but the deepening glory of her husband's look drew her as light draws a flower.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
Instead of creating men, a perfect God ought to have created only docile and submissive angels.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
We have always been taught to think a nation sound and safe whose women were docile and domestic.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird