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Another word for docile

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Adjective
  1. Easily managed or handled

    See also:

    wild

  2. Willing to carry out the wishes of others

    See also:

    resist

Another word for docile

Synonym Study

  • Obedient suggests a giving in to the orders or instructions of one in authority or control an obedient child
  • Amenable suggests such amiability or desire to be agreeable as would lead one to submit readily I found her amenable to persuasion
  • Compliant suggests a weakness of character that allows one to yield meekly to another's request or demand army life had made him compliant
  • Tractable implies ease of management or control but does not connote the submissiveness of docile and applies to things as well as people and animalssilver is a tractable, i.e., malleable, metal
  • Docile implies a temperament that submits easily to control or that fails to resist domination a docile horse