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Patient and mild; not inclined to anger or resentment
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  1. Patient and mild; not inclined to anger or resentment
  2. Too submissive; easily imposed on; spineless; spiritless
  3. (Obs.) Gentle or kind
Gentle or kind in disposition, manners, or behavior.
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  1. Gentle or kind in disposition, manners, or behavior.
  2. Not extreme in any way; moderate; temperate
  3. Having a soft, pleasant taste or flavor; not strong, sour, bitter, biting, or sharp
Easily managed, taught, or controlled; docile; compliant
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  1. Easily managed, taught, or controlled; docile; compliant
(--- Medicine) Properly following a prescribed course of treatment:
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  1. (--- Medicine) Properly following a prescribed course of treatment:
  2. Inclined or willing to comply; obedient:
  3. Willing to comply; yielding; bending; pliant; submissive; willing to do what someone wants.
Obeying or willing to obey; submissive
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  1. Obeying or willing to obey; submissive
  2. Dutifully complying with the commands, orders, or instructions of one in authority.
Willing to accept a suggestion or submit to authority:
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  1. Willing to accept a suggestion or submit to authority:
  2. Legally answerable; required to respond; responsible; subject to.
  3. Ready to consent; agreeable:
Easily bent or flexed; pliable.
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  1. Easily bent or flexed; pliable.
  2. Easily altered or modified to fit conditions; adaptable:
  3. (Figuratively) Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.
  1. Meekly obedient or passive.
  2. Having or showing a tendency to submit without resistance; docile; yielding
  3. Inclined or willing to submit.
Affording, or disposed to afford, accommodation; obliging; helpful; as an accommodating man, spirit, arrangement.
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  1. Affording, or disposed to afford, accommodation; obliging; helpful; as an accommodating man, spirit, arrangement.
  2. Helpful and obliging.
  3. Willing to please; ready to help; obliging
Acquiescing; agreeing or consenting without protest
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  1. Acquiescing; agreeing or consenting without protest
  2. Disposed or willing to acquiesce.
Capable of adapting or of being adapted.
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  1. Capable of adapting or of being adapted.
  2. Able to adjust oneself to new or changed circumstances
  3. That can be adapted or made suitable
Characterized by resignation or acceptance.
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  1. Characterized by resignation or acceptance.
  2. Feeling or marked by resignation; acquiescent:
(Colloquial) Willing; ready to agree or consent.
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  1. (Colloquial) Willing; ready to agree or consent.
  2. Ready to consent or submit:
  3. Pleasing, either to the mind or senses; pleasant; grateful.
Favorably disposed or consenting (to do something specified or implied)
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  1. Favorably disposed or consenting (to do something specified or implied)
  2. Acting or ready to act gladly; eagerly compliant:
  3. Disposed or inclined; prepared:
Ready to do favors; helpful; courteous; accommodating
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  1. Ready to do favors; helpful; courteous; accommodating
  2. Happy and ready to do favours for others.
(Mathematics) (of a function) Having a finite derivative (of all orders) at all points, and having no discontinuities
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  1. (Mathematics) (of a function) Having a finite derivative (of all orders) at all points, and having no discontinuities
  2. Alternative form of well-behaved.
  3. (Of a person or animal) Having good manners and acting properly; conforming to standards of good behaviour;
Capable of being managed or controlled:
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  1. Capable of being managed or controlled:
  2. Capable of being managed; governable; tractable; subservient.
  3. That can be managed; controllable, tractable, contrivable, etc.
Worth bidding on
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  1. Worth bidding on
  2. Ready to do as bidden; obedient
  3. (Games) Strong enough to be bid. Used of a hand of cards.
Easily controlled or influenced:
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  1. Easily controlled or influenced:
  2. Capable of great deformation without breaking, when subject to compressive stress . Gold is the most malleable metal.
  3. Able to adjust to changing circumstances; adaptable:
Adjusting readily; adaptable
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  1. Adjusting readily; adaptable
  2. Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs:
  3. Easily bent or molded; flexible
(Chiefly of animals) Mild and well-behaved; accustomed to human contact
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  1. (Chiefly of animals) Mild and well-behaved; accustomed to human contact
  2. Changed from a wild to a domesticated state: said as of animals trained for use by humans or as pets
  3. Like a domesticated animal in nature; gentle and easy to control; docile
Bending easily; flexible
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  1. Bending easily; flexible
  2. Docile, or inclined to give way to pressure
  3. Producing a good yield; productive
Willing to receive instruction or to learn; docile.
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  1. Willing to receive instruction or to learn; docile.
  2. That can be taught.
  3. Able and willing to learn:
Requiring or exhibiting little effort or endeavor; undemanding:
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  1. Requiring or exhibiting little effort or endeavor; undemanding:
  2. Affording comfort or relief; soothing:
  3. Not strict or severe; lenient:
Relaxed or informal in attitude or standards:
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  1. Relaxed or informal in attitude or standards:
  2. Dealing with things in a relaxed manner; not hurried or agitated
  3. (Of a person) calm, relaxed, casual and informal
Informal and entertaining without confronting difficult issues or hard facts:
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  1. Informal and entertaining without confronting difficult issues or hard facts:
  2. Easy to digest because free from roughage
  3. Not demanding or difficult; easy:
  1. Gullible or susceptible to persuasion.
  2. Suitable for, or able to be subjected to manipulation.
  3. Possible to manipulate:
  1. Innocent and trustful; credulous; artless
  2. Belonging or suitable to a child
  3. Of, like, or suitable for a child; meek; submissive
Not harsh or severe; mild and soft:
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  1. Not harsh or severe; mild and soft:
  2. Suited to one of good breeding; refined and polite:
  3. Of good family; wellborn:
Willing to please; affably agreeable; obliging
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  1. Willing to please; affably agreeable; obliging
Existing, conducted, or experienced without active or concerted effort:
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  1. Existing, conducted, or experienced without active or concerted effort:
  2. Not requiring or using electric power to function
  3. (Grammar) Of, relating to, or being a verb form or voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject is the object of the action or the effect of the verb. For example, in the sentence They were impressed by his manner, were impressed is in the passive voice.
(Archaic) Noble; chivalrous:
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  1. (Archaic) Noble; chivalrous:
  2. Not steep or sudden; gradual:
  3. Not harsh or severe; mild and soft:
(Obs.) Gentle or kind
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  1. (Obs.) Gentle or kind
  2. Showing patience and humility; gentle.
  3. Patient and mild; not inclined to anger or resentment
Not extreme:
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  1. Not extreme:
  2. Moderate in type, degree, effect, or force:
  3. Not severe or acute:
Without spirit or force; dull
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  1. Without spirit or force; dull
  2. Changed from a wild to a domesticated state: said as of animals trained for use by humans or as pets
  3. (Chiefly of animals) Mild and well-behaved; accustomed to human contact
Ready to consent; agreeable:
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  1. Ready to consent; agreeable:
  2. Willing to accept a suggestion or submit to authority:
  3. Legally answerable; required to respond; responsible; subject to.
Worth bidding on
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  1. Worth bidding on
  2. (Games) Strong enough to be bid. Used of a hand of cards.
  3. Docile, amenable or compliant.
Willing to comply; yielding; bending; pliant; submissive; willing to do what someone wants.
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  1. Willing to comply; yielding; bending; pliant; submissive; willing to do what someone wants.
  2. Complying or tending to comply; yielding; submissive
  3. Inclined or willing to comply; obedient:
Having the same shape, very similar.
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  1. Having the same shape, very similar.
  2. In harmony or agreement
  3. (Geology) Of, relating to, or being rock or sediment strata that were deposited either adjacent to each other or in vertical sequence without interruption by a disruptive or altering process such as erosion or folding.
Dutifully complying with the commands, orders, or instructions of one in authority.
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  1. Dutifully complying with the commands, orders, or instructions of one in authority.
  2. Obeying or willing to obey; submissive
  1. Meekly obedient or passive.
  2. Inclined or willing to submit.
  3. Having or showing a tendency to submit without resistance; docile; yielding
Easily bent or twisted; flexible; pliant
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  1. Easily bent or twisted; flexible; pliant
  2. Able to bend and move easily and nimbly; lithe; limber
  3. Moving and bending with agility; limber:
Easily managed, taught, or controlled; docile; compliant
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  1. Easily managed, taught, or controlled; docile; compliant

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
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