- not willing to receive teaching, training, or discipline; fractious; unruly.
Origin of indocile
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Examples from the Web for indocile
They appear to live upon horseback, and are indolent, indocile, and useless out of the saddle.
When Bossuet tried to educate his indocile pupil the Dauphin, he taught him how God is above man, as man is above the brute.A History of French Literature
On these front seats sat the gay and indocile Belgian girls.A Literary Pilgrimage Among the Haunts of Famous British Authors
Theodore F. (Theodore Frelinghuysen) Wolfe
And again, for it was all the affair of the veriest moment, the slaves rushed once more on their indocile victim.A Friend of Caesar
William Stearns Davis
The prince was neither timid, nor indocile, nor fretful; but his education was very much behindhand.Life and Times of Her Majesty Caroline Matilda, Vol. I (of III)
C. F. Lachelles Wraxall
- difficult to discipline or instruct
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