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docile

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Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
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English

Etymology

Latin docilis, from docere 'teach'.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
docile

Comparative
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  1. Yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management.
  2. Ready to accept instruction or direction.

Synonyms

Antonyms

  • (yielding to control): wilful

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French

Pronunciation

Adjective

docile (epicene, plural dociles)

  1. docile.

Italian

Adjective

docile m and f (m and f plural docili)

  1. docile.

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