docile


adjective

  1. easily managed or handled; tractable: a docile horse.
  2. readily trained or taught; teachable.

adjective

  1. easy to manage, control, or discipline; submissive
  2. rare ready to learn; easy to teach
adj.

late 15c., “easily taught,” from Italian or French docile, from Latin docilis “easily taught,” from docere “teach” (see doctor). Sense of “obedient, submissive” first recorded 1774.

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