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Docile Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    docile adj
  1. willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation" [ant: stubborn]
  2. ready and willing to be taught; "docile pupils eager for instruction"; "teachable youngsters" [syn: teachable]
  3. easily handled or managed; "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient" [syn: gentle]
Docile Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Docile \Doc"ile\, a. [L. docilis,fr. docere to teach; cf. Gr. ?, and L. discere to learn, Gr. ? learned, ? knowing: cf. F. docile. Cf. Doctor, Didactic, Disciple.]
  1. Teachable; easy to teach; docible. [Obs.]
  2. Disposed to be taught; tractable; easily managed; as, a docile child. The elephant is at once docible and docile. -- C. J. Smith.
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  • Jean-Docile Brousseau: Jean-Docile Brousseau (February 24, 1825 – July 28, 1908) was a Canadian politician and newspaper owner. He was born in Quebec City in ...

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